Estremadura and the Ribatejo

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  • 1. Castelo de Óbidos

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The outer walls of the fine medieval castle enclose the entire town, and it's great fun to walk their circumference, viewing the town and countryside...Read More

  • 2. Castelo de Abrantes

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Walk up through the maze of narrow, flower-lined streets to this 16th-century castle—still an impressive structure today. The garden between...Read More

  • 3. Castelo de Almourol

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    For a close look at this storybook edifice on a craggy island in the Tagus River, take the 1½-km-long (1-mile-long) dirt road leading down to...Read More

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  • 4. Castelo de Belver

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This fairy-tale castle—the fortress of Belver—rests atop a cone-shape hill just over the border in the Alentejo, commanding a superb view of...Read More

  • 5. Castelo de Leiria

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Leiria's castle, built in 1135 by Prince Afonso Henriques (later Portugal's first king), was an important link in the chain of defenses along...Read More

  • 6. Castelo de Torres Vedras

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Perched on top of a hill on the outer part of the city is the medieval castle. Built in the 12th century, it has been reinforced and reconstructed...Read More

  • 7. Palácio Nacional de Mafra

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The town of Mafra is one of the oldest in Portugal, with evidence of prehistoric settlements and remains of Roman and later Moorish occupation...Read More

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