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Alcoutim Castle

Alcoutim

Castelo de Alcoutim is a medieval castle located in the town of Alcoutim, in the Algarve region of Portugal.

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the Guadiana River, which forms the natural border between Portugal and Spain.

The castle was built in the 14th century to defend against invading forces from Spain, and it played an important role in the history of the region. The castle was renovated and expanded over the centuries, and it served as a military stronghold and a residence for various Portuguese monarchs.

Today, Castelo de Alcoutim is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the region. The castle is surrounded by a charming 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 Guadiana River and the surrounding countryside. There is also a small museum inside the castle that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the castle and the town.

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