"Portel" Portel by johnsakura

Portel Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 96 photos


With a castle and royal charter dating from the 13th century, Portel has lived from its agriculture and livestock farming for the past centuries. You can yet notice that just by driving on the surrounding areas full of animals.The present inhabitants have inherited a number of valuable monuments dating from former times and enjoy an enviable geographical situation. the castle is situated right on top of a high hill. This town is very well known for its traditional soups and cheeses. Also good honey can be bought here.

Street scene

Many streets in town look lovely like this one. You can still feel a very medieaval atmosphere walking around town. This street on the picture goes up to the castle.

Ermida of S. Pedro

421 metres high convent.
In 1500 already existed the Sao Pedro religious group, Saint Peter (Sao Pedro) was probably the Head Saint of Portel. The first building was build in the begining of the 1500's.

1624 - Construction of the second building or Church.

  • Last visit to Portel: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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