Lindoso Favorites

  • Map
    Map
    by micas_pt
  • The vineyards on autumn
    The vineyards on autumn
    by micas_pt
  • Scale construction of castle
    Scale construction of castle
    by micas_pt

Most Recent Favorites in Lindoso

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo

    The name

    by micas_pt Written Aug 1, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: There are two explanations about the name of the castle, which later turned into the name of the village: Lindoso.

    One tale says that after its construction, the King visited the castle and said "How beautiful!". Beautiful in Portuguese is "Lindo" and therefore the name Lindoso.

    The other explanation for the name is concerned to its proximity to the frontier with Spain (nowadays it is 4km). Frontier in latin is Limitosum and the name Lindoso may have grown from there.

    The castle

    Was this review helpful?

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo

    Military fortress

    by micas_pt Written Jul 30, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: It is believed that the castle was built on the 13th century by order o King Afonso III, who found the found the place quite beautiful and also ideal for defending the Portuguese territory from Galician invaders. The castle is located at more than 1000m of altitude and has a privileged position to defend the neighboring Serra Amarela (mountain) and Vale do Cabril (valley).

    I read that until 70 years ago, there was no paved road to access the castle and a few centuries back there was no village nearby, only this military fortress that fulfilled its obligation.

    Fortress

    Was this review helpful?

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo

    Visiting the castle

    by micas_pt Written Jul 30, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: To visit the castle there is a cheap entrance of 1euro (November 2003). It will entitle you to visit the Museums – one of them about the Military history of this fortress and another room about the archeology and occupation of this territory (both inside the main building of the castle) and afterwards walk on the castle’s walls and explore its details.

    Scale construction of castle

    Was this review helpful?

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo

    Location

    by micas_pt Updated Jul 30, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Lindoso and its medieval castle are situated on the north of Portugal, almost on the border with Spain (4km). It is located on the National Park Peneda-Geres area, and it is surely worth visiting if nearby. Administratively speaking, Lindoso is part of the Viana do Castelo District, or the Minho region as it is more commonly referred to.

    Lindoso’s distance from:
    . Viana do Castelo: 65km
    . Porto: 120km
    . Lisboa: 420km

    Map

    Was this review helpful?

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo

    The castle of Lindoso

    by micas_pt Written Jul 30, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: This castle, which is classified as a National Monument, is situated aside the little village of Lindoso on top of a small hill. The views from there are very beautiful and worth seeing – on one side it provides a nice view over the village characterized by its granite “espigueiros”, the mountains and the vineyards; opposite, the view over the river and the mountains is breathtaking, even on a cloudy and rainy day, as was the case of the day we visited.

    The vineyards on autumn

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lindoso

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

12 travelers online now

Comments

Lindoso Favorites

Reviews and photos of Lindoso favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Lindoso sightseeing.

View all Lindoso hotels