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Palmela Castle


Castelo de Palmela is a medieval castle located in the town of Palmela, in the Setúbal District of Portugal.

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside, the Sado River, and the city of Setúbal.

The castle was built by the Moors in the 8th century and was later conquered by the Portuguese in the 12th century during the Reconquista. The castle was renovated and expanded over the centuries and played an important role in the defense of the region.

Today, Castelo de Palmela 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 surrounding countryside and the Sado River. There is also a small museum inside the castle that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the castle and the region.

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