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"The castle" Sortelha Things to Do Tip by micas_pt

Sortelha Things to Do: 17 reviews and 19 photos


The castle is built on a high platform and overlooks the village and the mountains - as if reminding us of its main purpose: defend the village and its inhabitants against invaders. As with many castles, this one was built in the 13th century for the same military reason: defensive purposes.

To access the Castle, there are some stairs near the pelourinho (main square). Inside the castle you will be able to notice a well and also the Torre de Menagem, apart from being able to walk on the walls. As you go up the stairs to the castle don’t forget to peep into the false door, covered with an iron grid.

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  • Updated May 8, 2004
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