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Small nice castle to visit

The castle has almost all its walls still standing. That gives you a good idea of how the building... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Marco T
Braga, Portugal
Visit the region of Arcos de Valdevez.

The “Paço de Giela” is also located into the region of “Arcoz de Valdevez”. On your arrival you can... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

The castle has almost all its walls still standing. That gives you a good idea of how the building was in previous centuries. The tower is home of some exhibitions: in the first floor some remains found during archaeological excavations on site, some of them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marco T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The “Paço de Giela” is also located into the region of “Arcoz de Valdevez”. On your arrival you can turn to your left and you will find a spacious car park for free, and so you will have to walk a small distance up-hill to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A visit to the castle where the first King of Portugal lived and tells the history of this people. Has a beautiful view over the village of Arcos Valdevez

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AleshaB39
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is one of the best castle visits in Portugal. It is full of historical presentations about the founding of Portugal in 1141 by the first Portuguese king Afonso Henriques and how he took control of Portugal from King Alfonso VII of Castile and Leon....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Paço de Giela was an abandoned noble residence that had a tower with commanding view. The house has some Manueline elements like a windows and it's original door and it's dated from the beginning of the middle ages. The house itself suffered several modifications along...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank João L
Reviewed 8 August 2015

One of the area's National Monument, Paco de Giela (Manor House of Giela) is an archaeological site which includes a manor house which sits on foundations that date back to the early middle ages. The manor house and chapel, and grounds have been restored and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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