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Castle of the Cheese

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Address: Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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A little off the beaten track, ok if you've got extra time

If only staying 1-2 days I'd skip coming out here and stay in town but if you take the hop on hop off city tours you'll get a ride up here anyway so worth a 1/2 hour stop off to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Natandjaan
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only staying 1-2 days I'd skip coming out here and stay in town but if you take the hop on hop off city tours you'll get a ride up here anyway so worth a 1/2 hour stop off to take a few photos. The castle itself is in good shape and walking in front of it on the beach... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable walk along the coast from Sea Life towards Foz. We stopped here to take dome photos after having lunch at a café that looks onto it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was not much to see of this old fort although as we were in the area we went for look. There is some local historical significance of the fort and there are nice views down the coast. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth spending time to visit especially.

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We saw this by travelling on the Yellow Bus tour labelled Porto's castles. With past wars and fighting it is not surprising to find many castles protecting the mouth of the Douro

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Bialystok, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of the numerous castles in Portugal situated in Matosinhos, Porto ! You can visit it then enjoy at the beaches of matosinhos ! Worth to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Did not go inside because didn't have enough time but it would be something I would visit again when I have more time. Admit that it was confusing finding it at first because there seems to be more than one name for it - eg. Fort de Sebastiao da Foz but can say its easy to get there. Just follow... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

and a funny smell of course.. you may always take a tram no 1 (terribly crowded) to get there but it is better to go there by foot..

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

there´s nothing to see inside, just a weak constrution in a wonderful place. the place is rented to a army association and they dont do nothing there and when they do is bad expositions from military´s wifes and those sort of bad things. place is small and it´s only worth the visit if you are around and with nothing more... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The “Castelo de Queijo or São Francisco Xavier” was built into the 15th century as a small fortress with defensive purpose, is situated on the “Praça Gonçalves Zarco” following history it is built on a rock who was an special place for a Celtique tribe who came to the peninsula about six centuries before Christ. Actually it is used as... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

its fine as a quick 30 minute visit - nothing special, but if you are in the area then its worth a visit. At .50Euro that's all its worth. Great view out over the crashing waves and the beaches, but that's about it.

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