Vila Viçosa's old town

The castle and the ramparts built at the end of 13C by King Dinis, were reinforced by bastions in the 17C. The crenellated walls, flanked by towers, still encircle an old town. You enter through a door cut into the wall. The alleys are bordered by white houses whose lower parts are painted in lively colours. A small street leads to the eastern glacis where there is the Church of da Conceição and the pillory from the 16C.

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Castle
Castle
The oldest parts date from the 13C, but
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Convento dos Agostinhos
Convento dos Agostinhos
The church which stands to the east of
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Antigo Convento das Chagas
Antigo Convento das Chagas
Founded by Joana de Mendonça, second
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Porta dos Nos
Porta dos Nos
The house of the Bragança stands proud.
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Carriage Museum
Carriage Museum
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Paço ducal
Paço ducal
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Castle
Castle
The oldest parts date from the 13C, but
30 minutes
Convento dos Agostinhos
Convento dos Agostinhos
The church which stands to the east of
15 minutes
Antigo Convento das Chagas
Antigo Convento das Chagas
Founded by Joana de Mendonça, second
15 minutes
See all