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Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Inspired by European and British castles. It is easy to get to via the yellow bus company and it is located in Matosinhos. The castle is closed on a Monday Great for kids and to explore the history of it

1  Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Named after the bedrock which was cheese portion shaped, this C17th fort is now really little more than a C18th gun platform, used to protect Porto from coastal invaders. It is definitely worth seeing though - if only for the heritage perspective and the outstanding...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great views interesting fort. Easy to walk into. access right from parking lot. Short visit or linger

1  Thank cbs10582018
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped here on a wander up the coast. Its only small so it doesn't really take long to look around. The main thing is the great views across the coastline. Worth popping in if you are in the area, but I wouldn't make a...More

1  Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This fort is located in the area between the neighborhood of Foz do Douro and the city of Matosinhos. Despite the name there is no connection to cheese (queijo) here. The name apparently comes from the rock upon which it was built that had the...More

5  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 30 August 2017

At the end of Av. Boavista you find this fort called Castelo do Queijo in Portuguese. That name comes from the fact it had built over a rock with shape of a cheese. Inside there are a small cafe, a small museum, a small 2nd...More

3  Thank Javi_Varela
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An interesting castle to look around. Main feature is the views and the setting it gives beautiful views up the coast

1  Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It is not a must see, but you can exit here from one of the city tour busses and have a look. Entrance fee is 0,50 €, the view is very nice and the small museum is interesting - so why not?! After that, I...More

Thank Ines B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We only had a ten minute stop here so could not see a lot. It is a 17th Century Fort overlooking the Atlantic. What I did see was impressive and I would have like to had time to see more. It is however quite some...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Can only judge this from the outside, having not had time to make a proper visit, but it seems much like many other castles guarding the coast. Worth seeing, but it is a long way out of the centre, so a special trip would be...More

Thank Nicholas H
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