If visiting castles already gets the crowd excited, can you imagine just spending the night in a real castle?
Just 30 minutes from the center of Lisbon, is the Castle of Palmela, converted into a hotel by the Pestana group. There it is possible to live the experience of staying overnight in a building that has already passed through the hands of Christians, Visigoths and Muslims! But don't worry, times gone by are only in the rocks of the walls that are at the top of Serra da Arrábida. The accommodations at Pousada Castelo de Palmela reserve all the comforts of modern times so that your stay with children is peaceful.
The visit to the Castle is open to the general public and free of charge, regardless of whether you are staying at the hotel. In addition to being able to stroll through the various terraces, there is a municipal museum, which is also free to visit, which brings together archaeological pieces and also a collection of military communication. There is also the beautiful Santiago church that can be visited. Oh, don't forget to bring coins to activate the telescopes that kids love to use.
The highlight of this fortress, besides being very well preserved, is being in the Serra da Arrábida at 240 meters above sea level. This allows not only the view of Lisbon to the north, but of the Sado estuary to the south.
Our tip is to stretch the tour to the beaches in the region that are beautiful!
Castle + beach: it's an excellent combination, right?
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