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Monsaraz Castle

Monsaraz

Castelo de Monsaraz is a medieval castle located in the village of Monsaraz, in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and the Alqueva Dam, which is the largest artificial lake in Europe.

The castle was built in the 13th century during the Reconquista and served as a military stronghold and a residence for various Portuguese monarchs. The castle was renovated and expanded over the centuries and played an important role in the defense of the region.

Today, Castelo de Monsaraz 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 village 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 surrounding countryside and the Alqueva Dam. There is also a small museum inside the castle that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the castle and the village.

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