Castelo de Almourol, Praia do Ribatejo

#6 of 48 in Historic Sites in Santarem District
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle atop the islet of Almourol in the middle of the Tagus River, located in the civil parish of Praia do Ribatejo, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the municipal seat of Vila Nova da Barquinha, in Portugal's Center Region. The castle was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese Reconquista.

Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castelo de Almourol by using our Praia do Ribatejo vacation maker website.
Create an itinerary including Castelo de Almourol

Castelo de Almourol reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
585 reviews
  • Cute little castle near the river with some absolutely stunning views. Please ignore TripAdvisor’s tours as you can get the ferry over (and back) for 4€ pp  more »
  • The free car park is immediately adjacent to the water to see this lovely castle perched on a small island in the river. Although original structures on this site can be dated back two thousand...  more »
  • Interesting and good maintained castle on a small island. Accessible by boat. Boat ticket includes castle entry fee. It has a lot of historical information written on different places around the castle. From the top it has great view of the river surrounding it.
  • Cool castle with great views. You need to get a boat to go inside. The price is 4 euros per person and they only take cash! The castle is not very big. You should be careful since the infrastructure is not very safe. There is also a big tower inside the castle and you can go all the way up for an amazing view.

Plan your trip to Praia do Ribatejo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.