Alcácer do Sal Castle
Alcácer do Sal
Castelo de Alcácer do Sal is a medieval castle located in the town of Alcácer do Sal, in the Setúbal District of Portugal.
The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the Sado River, and it played an important role in the history of the region.
The castle was built by the Moors in the 10th century, and it was later conquered by the Portuguese in the 12th century during the Reconquista. The castle was expanded and renovated over the centuries, and it served as a strategic military stronghold and a residence for various Portuguese monarchs.
Today, Castelo de Alcácer do Sal is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the region. The castle is surrounded by a medieval town that features narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and traditional shops and restaurants.
Visitors to the castle can explore the ramparts and towers, which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. There is also a small museum inside the castle that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the castle and the town.