Fodor's Expert Review Castelo de Montemor-o-Novo
This huge complex towers over the city. The property includes an ancient gate to the city (Porta da Vila) that could be closed during possible times of attack or revolution, a Casa da Guarda (guard station), and a Torre do Relogio (clock tower). You can climb up onto the outer castle fortifications and walk around the complex for a 360-degree view of the town below and plains beyond. It's also a pleasant walk up to the castle through Montemor's winding, steep side streets lined with 17th-century manor houses and Manueline doorways.