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Discover Marvão

Incredibly picturesque, this small village of Alentejo named Marvão is known for its castle. One of the most beautiful castles in Portugal, it’s located on the top of a mountain and preserves all of its charm from the past.
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Typical July:
37º C
99º F
Typical January:
13º C
55º F

What to see

Check the most beautiful places in this picturesque village. Get to know what to visit:

Marvão Castle

Dates back to the 12th century. It’s admired for its location on the top of a mountain and for its stunning scenery.

Nª Srª da Estrela Convent

An interesting religious bulding from 1448. It allegedly originated from an apparition of Virgin Mary.

16th Century Bridge

It’s probable that this bridge has Roman origins and that resources from the former bridge were used for this structure.


In the heart of the Natural Park you can find traces of the Roman city of Ammaia with great archeological value.

What to do

Take advantage of your trip to Marvão. See what to do:

Dolmens and menhirs

Marvão has several megalithic monuments. Make sure to discover the local menhirs and dolmens.

Admire the scenery

The castle’s breathtaking landscapes are the perfect place to enjoy a unique sunset.

Go horseback riding

Get to know Alentejo and São Mamede Mountain Natural Park’s beauty with a horseback ride.

Check the crafts

The chestnuts trees are highlights with the beautiful wooden baskets and the chestnut peel embroidery.

What to taste

Taste the delicious gastronomy. What to taste:

‘Alhada de Cação’

The flavors of garlic and dogfish come together in this tasty traditional dish.

‘Broas dos Santos’

A traditional regional pastry, its dough is kneaded by hand and they’re decorated with an almond.

Places to visit near Marvão

You can visit other wonderful villages and cities close to Marvão. Get to know them:

Get to know Marvão

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