Castelo de Almourol, Praia do Ribatejo

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#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.

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  • 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 »
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  • 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.

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