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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
In what used to be the synagogue in Castelo de Vide they now have a nice little museum about the jews that used to live in Castelo de Vide.The museum is not big, but it´s still quite interesting and it´s right in the center of the old part of town.If you are in Castelo de Vide then this is an obvious place to visit.more
PraÃ?Â§a D. Pedro V, 11, Castelo De Vide, 7320 - 1
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Avenida da Europa, Castelo de Vide, Alentejo, 7320, Portugal
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
This hotel is one that i really like. It´s kept in an old fashioned way in it´s building style and...more
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...more
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).more
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
Tel.:00351 213 581 460
Fax.:00351 213 529 883
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
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 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...more
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