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Castro Marim Castle

Castro Marim

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

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

The castle was built in the 13th 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 Castro Marim 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, traditional houses, and shops selling local handicrafts and products.

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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