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Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

What saves is the sightseeing. It's a wonderful place to have a look at the beach. Admission is also 50 cents, which is totally worthy. Problem is, there's no information at all. No history of the place or signs

Thank gamarcon
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

An old defensive castle with history On the top you got an amazing view A bar toilets and a little shop inside

Thank 386betom
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Ruins of an old fort dating back to 1661 — interesting to stop for a brief visit (it's right next to Sea Life Porto, so if you visit that attraction, you can stop here briefly afterwards). The entry fee is completely reasonable — 50¢/adult, free...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a rough travel day with the hop on hop off bus. So when we got off at this stop to have lunch we were a little disappointed at the size. But the cost of 50 cent per adult made us happy to go...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Inspired by European and British castles. It is easy to get to via the yellow bus company and it is located in Matosinhos. The castle is closed on a Monday Great for kids and to explore the history of it

1  Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Named after the bedrock which was cheese portion shaped, this C17th fort is now really little more than a C18th gun platform, used to protect Porto from coastal invaders. It is definitely worth seeing though - if only for the heritage perspective and the outstanding...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Great views interesting fort. Easy to walk into. access right from parking lot. Short visit or linger

1  Thank cbs10582018
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped here on a wander up the coast. Its only small so it doesn't really take long to look around. The main thing is the great views across the coastline. Worth popping in if you are in the area, but I wouldn't make a...More

1  Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This fort is located in the area between the neighborhood of Foz do Douro and the city of Matosinhos. Despite the name there is no connection to cheese (queijo) here. The name apparently comes from the rock upon which it was built that had the...More

5  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 30 August 2017

At the end of Av. Boavista you find this fort called Castelo do Queijo in Portuguese. That name comes from the fact it had built over a rock with shape of a cheese. Inside there are a small cafe, a small museum, a small 2nd...More

3  Thank Javi_Varela
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