Castelo de Vide Travel Guide

  • Castelo de Vide
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  • Castelo de Vide
    Castelo de Vide
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  • Castelo de Vide
    Castelo de Vide
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Castelo de Vide Things to Do

  • The village

    The city is not big, but the most interesting area is the smaller old quarter surrounding the castle. Here and there, it seems stopped in time, with the signs of the hidden jewish culture, preserved at a medieval scale. It's step and with irregular pavement, but not too hard to walk with male shoes or by advised ladies.

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  • Porta de São Pedro

    The Porta de São Pedro (Gate São Pedro) is one of the old structures of town from around the 14th century. It is one of the city gates of Castelo de Vide.

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  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Alegria

    Inside of the castelo you will find the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Alegria. The church originates from the 17th century. Above its entrance you will find the colorful Nossa Senhora da Alegria made of porcelain. It is quite a beautiful piece of sacral art.

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  • The Castelo

    As the namegiver to this town the castelo should of course also be on the list of things to see here in the beautiful Castelo de Vide. Once you have entered you can walk around and climb the walls from where you have spectecular views over to Spain and also to Marvao (photo3, highest hill on the left), the next hilltop town, that you should visit...

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  • Fonte da Vila

    There are several fountains in the town of which this one is the Fonte da Vila. It has been declared to be an object of public interest in 1953. People think that the analysis of the structure of the Jewish Quarter shows that this part of town has developed around this source of water. Very beautiful is the stone that makes up the fountain.

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  • Jewish Quarter

    Coming to Castelo de Vide you should not only have a look at the Castelo, but also the Jewish Quarter. It is not exactly known when this quarter developed, but it is known that already in the 14th century a Jewish Quarter exists. Looking at the structure of streets specialists think that the quarter developed from the Fonte da Vila, a source of...

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  • Jewish Museum and Synagogue

    In the Jewish Quarter of Castelo de Vide you will find the Synagogue with a nice and interesting museum about the life of the Jewish population that lived here in Castelo de Vide.Beside others the museum explains about the medieval Synagogue, the Jewish Quarter of Castelo de Vide and Jewish fests and rituals. Opening hours are:9.30 to 13.00 and...

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  • Igreja de Santa Maria da Devesa

    In town you will find several churches of which the Igreja de Santa Maria da Devesa surely dominates the look of the town. After almost 100 years of construction, the church was finished in 1873.

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  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha

    From town on the opposite side of a valley I could see a chapel located on a rock. I really wanted to see the place and managed to find it. It is the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha, located beautifully on a rock giving the perfect view onto Castelo de Vide. The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha was built in the 16th century. You should not miss to...

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Castelo de Vide Restaurants

  • Practical

    Right in the centre of town, this is not exactly a restaurante, but a coffee shop that serves... meals. Light meals, but well prepared, at a good price. The esplanade, with views to the historic buildings was a very pleasant place in the hot nights spent there, and I ended there... twice. Octopus

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  • stop for tapas and cold cana

    We were walkign around and looking for place less touristy than other. We found that shaby looking bar, full of local man, where ladys restroom was a size of a drawer. I am "one digit size" and I could bearly fit and turn around to do my busines, hhihihihihihi.However we got what we were looking for, great local atmosphere and good home made food...

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  • Fresh fish and paradise deserts

    We had some great grilled skids (little ones, no ink, on the carbon grill) with salad (tomato, lettuce with olive oil and little vinegar) and potatoes.For desert: Pão de Raia (cake made with pumpkin strips with eegs and sugar) and Treco-lameco (cake made with almonds, eggs and sugar).

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Castelo de Vide Transportation

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    by veigapaula Written May 21, 2007

    If you don't have a car or come from abroad and don't feel like renting one, take a coach from Lisbon to Portalegre that stops over Castelo de Vide.

    Sete Rios metro station or bus
    Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado - Rua das Laranjeiras
    1500-543 LISBOA

    Tel.:00351 213 581 460
    Fax.:00351 213 529 883
    Email.: rede.expressos@mail.telepac.pt

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Castles and Palaces

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Castelo de Vide Local Customs

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    by Jawnuta Written Mar 8, 2008

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    Sometimes while driving through old European countries you can find interesting stuff.
    THis time we spoted a pair of very old pants drying outside of that beautiful historical couple hundreds years old building.
    I wonder how old are the pants........hmmmm

    the flag of working man is flying high!!!!! fun in the sun...

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Castelo de Vide Warnings and Dangers

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    by cachaseiro Written Sep 2, 2012

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    Cstelo de Vide is sitting on a mountain top and the houses are mostly sitting on the mountainside in the old part of town and that mens the streets are very steep in many places.
    This should not present a huge problem, but just be ware that if you have any walking disabilities, then you should mabye think twice before heading to the old part of Castelo de Vide, just as you should have some good footwear on as the pavement can be quite slippery there, even when it is not raining.

    The streets are steep in Castelo de Vide. Steep street in Castelo de Vide.
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    • Disabilities
    • Seniors

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Castelo de Vide Favorites

  • Fine little tourist information in...

    The tourist information in Castelo de Vide is located right by the main church and it´s not big but very helpful and they have maps of town for free.Last time i was there, an old local man who happend to be there was very eager to talk to me and tell me about town even if he had nothing to do with the tourist information.I thought this actually...

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  • Playing in Castelo de Vide

    For the first time in years and miles I saw a child playing like we used to play 30 years ago...with toys...in the street...in the shade...He had a whole garage filled with trucks and cars along the flower vases of his Mom...

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