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Place with soul

Beautifully located ex Moorish castle. It survived to our times in ruins but these ruins still... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gregskim2016
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Starogard, Poland
One of Spain's undiscovered gems.

Built during the Moorish occupation and later occupied by Christians this fortress was once one of... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully located ex Moorish castle. It survived to our times in ruins but these ruins still shows past might of this fortification. Ruins are well preserved but not “over renovated”. Apart of historical value tis i excellent place for nice walk in quiet romantic surroundings...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Built during the Moorish occupation and later occupied by Christians this fortress was once one of the largest in Europe with walls over 1 kilometer long. When we visited the ruins, which are in excellent condition, considering the age, there was no admittance charge and...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fantastic views can be had on a clear day, you can drive almost to the top of the hill but a steep short walk follows. You are able to walk some parts of the walls but take care there are no handrails. The castle did...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This fortress was built in the Xth c. by the Emir of Cordoba, to control the area of the Douro Valley. It is well preserved and offers a spectacular view of the region. If you visit around March, make sure you take a hat or...More

1  Thank Emira T
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

It'd be worth a visit even without the castle. Sounds daft but true. The castle is on top of a hill, in fact it covers the top of the hill and offers magnificent views for tens of miles in all directions. Some has been a...More

1  Thank digbyl177
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

We were on holiday in 1982, branching out on a day discoveries from Soria & decided to take a road to see where we would end up before we had to return. These were lonely roads in those days & we came across this magical...More

2  Thank John P
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