Porto de Mós Castle

Visit the Medieval Porto de Mós Castle, in Leiria, Portugal.

Porto de Mós Castle
Porto de Mós Castle
© Vítor Oliveira

This garish castle with green towers was originally a Moorish fortress. It was conquered by Afonso Henriques in 1148, completely refurbished in 1450, and so again after the 1755 earthquake.

 

Currently the castle looks over the top to be a Medieval castle, specially due to the spotless green tiles. Despite this, it is a really funny and interesting visit, having the chance to enjoy from here amazing views over the valley and the Serras del Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park.

It is worth to stay until it closes to see how they do it with a huge key.

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Location:

Porto de Mós, Leiria, Portugal.

Opening hours:

From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00.

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