The Castle of Arnóia is a medieval castle in civil parish of Arnóia, municipality of Celorico de Basto, the district of Braga. It was built in the late 11th or early 12th century, probably to defend the local monastery. The abandonment occurred from 1717, when elites left the small village of Basto, moving the seat of the county to the parish of Britelo, where today is located Celorico de Basto. 

Today there are four defensive elements survived: the watchtower (whose rooftop and set of battlements were reconstructed in the 20th century), the quadrangular tower, a single door and the tank. 



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Portugal


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Marta L. (13 months ago)
Lovely little castle, with amazing views from the tower!
CYGNUS-X1 (2 years ago)
Very nice and pleasant spot.
David W (3 years ago)
Very nice medieval castle in attractive half abandoned village. Good interpretative centre, great views over the surrounding landscape.
EdgarTxr (3 years ago)
This place has magnificent view. The castle sits at the top of a hill and you can access the top of the tower. It is a very nice sightseeing place, worth the visit.
Carlos Ieite (3 years ago)
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