- "Castles in Spain,' still a common phrase in English, can conjure up romantic images of scenery in neighboring Spain. Although less well known, "Castles in Portugal" are also quite numerous and equally remarkable, romantic, and scenic. Virtually all have been fully restored since the 1930s, when preparations began for the 1940 Double Centenary celebrations. Major Portuguese castles are listed below and several of them have individual entries in this dictionary (noted in boldface type). This is by no means an exhaustive list.Lisbon Region São Jorge Castle Palmella Castle* Belém Tower Moorish Castle, Sintra Pena Palace, Sintra Tagus River ValleyCastle of Torres Novas/Castle of São Filipe (Setúbal)* Castle of Almourol Central/Southern Portugal Castle of AbrantesCastle of Belver Castle of Silves (Algarve)Castle of Torres Vedras Castle of MarvãoCastle of Óbidos Castle of VideCastle of Peniche Castle of Alter do ChãoCastle of Ourém Castles of ElvasCastles of Tomar Castle of Estremoz*Castle of Pombal Castle of SalirCastle of Montemor-o-Velho Castle of BejaCastle of MértolaCastle of Bode*Northern PortugalCastle of Louzã Castle of GuimarãesCastle of Feira Castle of LanhosoCastle of S. João da Foz Castle of MontalegreCastle of Chaves Castle of ValençaCastle of Monção Castle of BragançaCastle of Penedono Castle of Celórico da BeiraCastle of Belmonte Castle of Sabugal*Indicates castle is now a pousada (state inn) where visitors can stay.
Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. by Douglas L. Wheeler . 2014.
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