Vila Viçosa Castle, Archeology Museum and Museu de Caça (Hunting Museum)

Discover the “secret” passages of the Castelo de Vila Viçosa and visit its Archeology and Hunting Museum.

Vila Viçosa Castle
Vila Viçosa Castle
© Câmara Municipal de Vila Viçosa

The fascinating Castelo de Vila Viçosa Castle (13th c.) is surrounded by a trench and two cylindrical turrets, in the city of Alentejo named Vila Viçosa.

This walled fortress was the home of the Bragança family before the construction of the Paço Ducal (Ducal Palace). It has been currently adapted to host two museums: the Archeology Museum and the Museu de Caça (Hunting Museum).


Both museums are a must visit, even if it is just as an excuse for wander by the castle, which has secret passages, huge hearths and beautiful vaulted roofs.

The archeology collection is marvelous and occupies numerous rooms. Its exhibitions comprise several ages, from the Paleolithic to the Roman era, and even Egyptian treasures.

The Museu de Caça (Hunting Museum), a little less interesting than the previous one, is crowded with weapons and animal trophies which belonged to the Dukes of Bragança.

More information:


Avenida Duques de Bragança, Villa Viçosa, el Alentejo, Portugal.

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Opening Hours:

Tuesday from 14h30 to 17h30. From Wednesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h30 to 17h30. (From October to March the timetable is from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00 )


(+351) 268 980 128.

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