Marvão Castle, Portugal

Discover this imposing castle perfectly integrated in the landscape on your way through the Alentejo, Portugal.

Marvão Castle
Marvão Castle
© Celestino Manuel

The Marvão Castle was built up over a rock, in the West end of the village ofMarvão, by the command of D. Dinís at the end of the 18th century, although almost everything you can see today is the result of some modifications made through the 17th century.

Close to the entrance there a huge vaulted tank, currently full of water.


Marvão Castle, Portugal
Marvão Castle, Portugal
© Câmara Municipal de Marvão

From the highest of the Keep, you will admire some excellent views of the different enclosures of the castle, especially of the battlemented towers and the watchtowers built up on the edge of the cliff.

It is possible to walk around the city through the walls of the castle. From its battlements you will enjoy an imposing views of the city of Marvão, the Serra de São Mamede (Mountain Range), Serra da Estrela, Castelo Branco and Spanish mountain ranges.

The castle enclosure is surrounded by gardens full of bushes, from where it is accessed the Igreja de Santa Maria Church, which hosts the Municipal Museum.

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Ticket price:

Free admission.

Opening hours:

Abierto durante las 24 horas.

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