Belmonte Castle

All that remains of this castle, built in the 13 and 14C by King Dinis I, is the merlon-crested keep and half-demolished wall. These surviving sections were restored in 1940. Particularly noticeable is the right tower of the keep which bears 17C console balconies and on the left a gemeled Manueline door surmounted by the Cabral coat-of-arms. The castle accommodates an amphitheatre and the keep should soon have a museology centre.

Useful information

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

[10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm]

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Chapel of Santo António
Chapel of Santo António
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Annexed to São Tiago church, this late
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This church, built prior to the castle
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Chapel of Santo António
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Pantheon of the Cabral
Annexed to São Tiago church, this late
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São Tiago Church
São Tiago Church
This church, built prior to the castle
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Chapel of Santo António
Chapel of Santo António
Opposite the castle, this 15C chapel was
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