We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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