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Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho

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All reviews minho river across the river narrow streets shops selling walled city shops and restaurants old town well worth a visit small village fort walls northern portugal spanish border a great place to spend linens towels fortaleza views
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great wee place to visit. The views across to Spain are lovely and the village itself is very attractive. The walk around the wall is very rewarding giving great views of the countryside. The shops in the village are worth a visit...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a few hours wandering round this place . Stunning views of the valleys and the river ,with a quite interesting fort. It doesn't cost to enter here ,but all the quaint little houses have been turned into shops to sell to the tourists. It...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very interesting walled town; compact and easy to cover in a few hours (unless you are going to spending time in museums). Friendly folks at the information center. Kids really enjoyed playing near the walls. If you are going in the summer it can get...More

Thank 415andsunny
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Stayed here for one night but no-one told us the place is virtually uninhabited after the tourists leave at sunset! Only a couple of restaurants open in the evening and they were only half full! No bars or nightlife that we could find, even the...More

Thank Sunlover5512
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Valenca is a wonderful place to spend a day exploring the castle walls, shopping, seeing great public buildings. It is very quiet and "under-touristed". Not spectacular but really a must go place.

Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We went here for the day when staying in the north of Portugal. It was a surprise how large the area was. It is also part of the pilgrimage route so we saw many pilgrames with the scallop shells attached to their backpacks. Despite being...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fine interesting place to visit. We are staying here until Monday after a long W/ E. The cars are a menace and as most of them are Spanish that drive too fast it is a problem. Portuguese tourism must get to grips...More

Thank Colin A
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We drove here just because it was there, and we were spending several days near Viana do Castelo. This fortress is really amazing. It is a medieval fort (with leftovers from the Romans) in which shops have sprung up. I really wish that I had...More

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 21 May 2018

What a great place for sightseeing, shopping or just people watching. There are plenty places to eat so this is a great place to make a day of it.

Thank VSattui1232
Reviewed 14 May 2018

In the 17th century many of the Portuguese towns on the Spanish border were fortified in Vauban style. The fortification in this town is an excellent example of it – mainly because it’s very well preserved. Walk on the top of the fortification walls and...More

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Response from Big-G66 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help as I was not there on one of these days.