Portugal // Coimbra and the Beira Litoral //

Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho

Originally built in the thirteenth century, but with sixteenth-century additions, the Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho has little to see inside, save a Manueline church with a beautiful wooden ceiling, said to have been designed by Diogo de Boitaca of Belém fame. However, the views from the walkways are stunning, the lawns are a good place to let children run free and there’s a nice terrace-café.

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