"Castle" Vila Viçosa Things to Do Tip by johnsakura

Vila Viçosa Things to Do: 19 reviews and 19 photos

  vila viçosa alentejo portugal
by johnsakura

This is a truly imposing monument. Looking west, the Porta de Evora, one of the five entrance gates built into the walls first raised by King Dinis in the Middle Ages, dominates the wide avenue leading to the fortified town.

The Castle was reconstructed in the 17th century due to the War of Restoration of Portuguese Independence, in which it played an active part.

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  • Written Feb 5, 2004
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