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Castelo de Alcoutim

Castles and Fortresses

Castelo de Alcoutim

Alcoutim

Built in the 14th century with the aim of defending this border region, Alcoutim castle has a long stretch of wall with defensive towers. Visitors to the castle can enjoy a magnificent view over the Guadiana river, the town of Alcoutim and the Spanish village of Sanlucar. Inside the castle, there is an opportunity to visit the Alcoutim Archaeology Museum, where a variety of finds bear witness to all the different periods of the municipality’s history, as well as the Exhibition of Timeless Games. It is worth noting that this collection is part of the largest, most varied collection of Islamic-era board games found at a single archaeological site and the only known examples of Mancala III in Portugal.

Contacts

  • Largo do Castelo

  • 8970-054

  • Alcoutim

  • Alcoutim

  • +351 281 540 500

  • +351 281 540 555

  • geral@cm-alcoutim.pt

  • www.cm-alcoutim.pt

Characteristics

  • Cultural Heritage, Leisure

  • Castles and Fortresses, Museums

  • Paid

  • Open to the public

  • Classified as a BUILDING OF PUBLIC INTEREST

  • In summer, (April to September), from 9.30 am to 7 pm; in winter, (October to March), from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

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Tickets give admission to other museums in the town (the Museum of Religious Art and the Museum of the River).

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