Almourol Castle

Discover this imposing castle located in an island in the middle of the Tajo River, in Portugal.

Almourol Castle
Almourol Castle
© CCDRC

Almourol Castle, supplied with 10 towers, surprisingly stands over a little island located in the middle of the Tajo River, 5 kilometres far from the village of Constância and from Vila Nova da Barquinha, in the Santarém district.

This castle, considered one of the most emblematic military monuments of the Reconquest, was erected in 1171 by the order of Gualdim Pais, the great master of the Order of the Knights Templar, over the old site of a Roman fort.

 

Castelo de Almourol, Vila Nova da Barquinha
Castelo de Almourol
© Celestino Manuel

From a little pier located on the shore of the river, boats depart regularly which will allow you to visit the island where the castle is set up for around 2€. Onde in the island, a little walk will get you to the walls of the castle.

More information:

Location:

Castelo de Almourol, Santarém.

Contact:

Posto de Turismo Vila Nova da Barquinha

Centro cultural – Largo 1º de Dezembro 

Telephone:

+351 916 910 739

Email:

posto.turismo@welcome-to.pt

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