Castle of Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco

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The Castle of Castelo Branco (Portuguese: Castelo de Castelo Branco), is a Portuguese medieval castle in civil parish of Castelo Branco, in the municipality of the same name, in the Centro district of Castelo Branco. Known locally, as the Castelo dos Templários (or Templars' Castle), the Romanesque castle was constructed under the orders of King Afonso II of Portugal in 1214.

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  • The Castle of Castelo Branco, also known locally as Castle of the Templars, is located on a hill in the city. The castle was a strategic Iberian castle in the middle Ages, it was called the “Linha da....  more »
  • Lovely town with lots of character. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, and nice to stroll around admiring the impressive buildings, churches and cathedral.  more »
  • Ruins only, but worth seeing, great view over the city
  • Hmmm not much to see really castles go there not much left of it
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