Estremoz Castle

Be surprised by Estremoz Castle, visit the Torre das treês Coroas Tower and contemplate the horizon of the Alentejo from this spectacular overlook.

Estremoz Castle
Estremoz Castle
© Celestino Manuel

Estremoz Castle was raised in a dominant position over a hill, up North to the Sierra de Ossa, in the city of Estremoz, inside the district of Évora, in Alentejo, Portugal.

It is a castle with a pentagonal floor, with a walled enclosure reinforced with buttress which raises around the Torre de Menagem Keep, an spectacular tower made in white marble and 27 metres height. It is believed that the works for this monumental tower occurred during the reigns D. Alfonso IV, D. Pedro and D. Fernando. That is why it is known as Torres das Três Coroas (The Tower of the Three Crowns).

Besides the Medieval fence, the city of Estremoz counts with a vast fortified area from the epic Guerra da Restaruação (Restoration War), where you can distinguish the battlemented towers and two arch doors, and a rectangular tower with Roman-Gothic style with several windows.

 

The Paço Real Palace was restored by D. João V and it is found in the periphery of the castle.

On the top of this magnificent castle there is an overlook from where you can see different cities among the trimmed layer of the Alentejan plain. From here, on the clearest days, it can be seen the Serra da Estrela Range. A little bit closer, you can identify the cities of Marvão, Portalegre, Alter do Chão, Cabeço de Vide, Fronteira and Monforte.

Nowadays this castle also hosts a luxurious Pousada (Inn) which is the result of a magnificent adaptation of the palace that D. Diniz commanded to build for his wife, the Reina Santa Isabel.

More information:

Location:

Largo de Dom Dinis, Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal.

Ticket price:

Free admission.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday from 14h00 to 17h00; Wednesday to Sunday from 9h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00 (except the last weekend of every month, that it will stay closed.

Telephone:

(+351 268950025)

Email:

recepcao.staisabel@pousadas.pt

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