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Charming walled hilltop town with phenominal views.

A really lovely little town set on top of a mountain. Fantastic views. Lovely to stroll around a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
A visit during the Chestnut Festival

I visited Marvao with family and friends during the Chestnut Festival in November. Its a great... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Norman E
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East Sussex
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Marvao 7330, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely little town set on top of a mountain. Fantastic views. Lovely to stroll around a stop for a coffee. Not terribly touristy.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I visited Marvao with family and friends during the Chestnut Festival in November. Its a great time to visit, but you cannot go by car during the festival. Instead you leave your car at the foot of the mountain in a free car park at...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Located on the top of a hill, with a single road access, this small town is very well preserved. Still surrounded by the walls of its Moorish fortress, it deserves a visit. In October there is a festival (Al Mossassa) to celebrate its Moorish foundation,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

When you arrive by car, you see it it the distance on top of this mountain cliff, which is amazing. Walking around this very neat place is cool. And the view all around is just great. It doesn't matter where you are, the view is...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This lovely whitewashed village is a jewel. It has the kind of 360 degree views that go for many miles and are unlike anything I have seen in Europe. I can only compare them to Acoma in New Mexico. The castle ramparts and walls are...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Not many people do the detour to visit Marvão but it is worth a visit for its military architecture and wonderful panoramic views.

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Tiny village, charming cobbled streets, relatively car free, fun to poke around, great photo ops. Small fee for castle well worth it.

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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice old village Very well preserved and maintained Romantic atmosphere Easy to visit Car park at the gate recommended

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Views amazing from the top of the walls very narrow walk ways and high climb up but worth every minuet

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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Marvao is a great little town. It is in great condition and most houses are in good shape. It has almost everything goig for it, its quaint, the people are friendly and it has great views towering above its surrondings. Only downside, no good restaurants...More

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