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Alandroal Castle

A fortress of the Knights of Avis, although presenting an Islamic architecture it was built between 1294 and 1298, long after the Reconquista, by a Muslim stonemason called Galvo.

Some Interesting Facts & Features

Timeline: a Brief History of Alandroal Castle

What is There to See at Alandroal Castle

Where is Alandroal Castle?

VISITING ALANDROAL CASTLE

For security reasons, the keep tower is closed to the public except for scheduled visits. Visitors can request such visits by calling the Town Hall or within a tour guided program.

Opening Hours

The castle ruins are accessible daily

Ticket Prices

Free

Facilities

Bus: there are Expresso buses from several cities including Lisbon, Porto or Coimbra to Évora or Vila Viçosa, from there you can get a taxi or a regional bus to Alandroal, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Train: CP – Intercidades from Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra to Évora, from where you would then take a regional bus to Alandroal.

MORE THINGS TO SEE NEAR ALANDROAL

Archaeology Travel Writer

Pedro Alves

Pedro has a degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Lisbon, and with his experience of mapping forts and castles in Portugal assisted us with our first foray into providing interactive maps. Pedro is passionate about history and contributes to articles on Wikipedia and groups on Facebook about medieval castles. Pedro produced our pages on the castles of Portugal.

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