Monção Castle

Monção, Portugal

The Castle of Monção was built by King Denis of Portugal in 1306 and it was enlarged in 1656. From the original castle, the only remains are two doors, some pieces of the medieval wall, and the Torre de Lapela Towers, which shows off the coast of arms of King Ferdinand I.

From the walls, the only remain is the main door, defended by the Keep, with a Gothic style; and the treachery door, with a smaller size. From the 17th century fortress there are many parts still standing, such as the Porta de Salvaterra Door and some bastions.

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Founded: 1306
Category: Castles and fortifications in Portugal

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Anabela Morais (14 months ago)
Lovely place
Days (2 years ago)
Its a castle, i guess, giving 4 stars because it does nothing wrong but its one of the most boring castles I've been to.
wendy walle (3 years ago)
Perfect for countryside, good food and wine lovers. Very cheap costs overall and very friendly people
Fabio Bandolero (3 years ago)
Top!!!!
Maria Costa (3 years ago)
Nice view but not much more to it..
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