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Magnificent medieval setting

My wife and I visited Sortelha today, and absolutely loved it. After being surrounded with hordes... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Robert W
Aiea, Hawaii
Dangerous walls

One of the nicest walled in villages I’ve been too. A very must. Try and walk on the exterior wall... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Salutec L
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“castle walls”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sabugal, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

My wife and I visited Sortelha today, and absolutely loved it. After being surrounded with hordes of tourists at almost every other attraction we've hit in the past seven weeks, we were stunned to be able to roam this town, and feel almost alone. Not...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed Sortelha. Wish it had been tourist season when we were there as there were a couple of restaurants with lovely patios that were sadly closed when we were there. The castle is tiny but has a traitors gate which is always a good...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest walled in villages I’ve been too. A very must. Try and walk on the exterior wall top even though it’s quite dangerous and not recommended to the light hearted.

1  Thank Salutec L
Reviewed 13 December 2017

One of the best preserved ancient castle and village in the area. There are several of this type of historic village but this one is outstanding., A must visit

1  Thank vmimartins
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wonderful place to visit and leisurely stroll thru - nice view, very unique and charming. couple cute restaurants.

Thank nataliya n
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Small and tiny but absolutely gorgeous little medieval village Very much recommend it because Of it's amazing sights

1  Thank Jacob Jan G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wow! This is a calm and quiet amazing castle. There is convenient parking at the walled entrance to the village and we found very few tourists at the village. You can walk the castle walls and meander around the old stone house. A very unique...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Historical village inside a walled place, well preserved with bar's, restaurants and handicraft shops.

Thank Paulo N
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is an enchanting town that is so well preserved! Also the walls and the towers are worth the walk and the climb. There a few shops and very few tourists!

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Sortelha rises dramatically through giant glacial boulders and presents itself, village and ancient Castelo as a museum piece. Away from tourist traps/huge crowds, Sortelha surprises but with a just a few beautifully restored lodgings, intimate small bars, and tiny shops presenting a very, very Old...More

1  Thank Jerry C
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