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  • Address: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela 2950-317, Portugal

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Palmela Castle (Castelo de Palmela) Tours

Palmela Castle sits high up on the Serra de Arrabida hills, giving it a vantage point that has been strategic and valuable since the Moors first occupied it in the 8th century. Portuguese kings fought to acquire it in 1147, and it was later converted into a monastery in 1423. It still stands as an excellent example of a military stronghold of the time.

Today visitors can experience the same panoramic views of the region and the Tagus and Sado rivers. The white house of the small town of Palmela, less than a kilometer away, can be seen as well. With the historic Igreja de Santiago church inside the castle walls, which houses a museum, the structure is now a national monument. The castle is lit up by night, creating even more impressive views. Part of the castle has also been converted to a ‘pousada,’ or luxury historic hotel.

Practical Info

The Castelo de Palmela is located 42 kilometers from Lisbon, about 9 kilometers north of Setubal. Follow the narrow roads up from the town of Palmela. The castle is open daily and there is no admission fee. 

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Christ the King and Arrábida Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Christ the King and Arrábida Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Savor the sights and flavors around Lisbon on this full-day small-group Christ the King and Arrábida Tour with wine tasting, from Lisbon. Your fee ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.13
Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Come on this small-group and full-day tour to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic coast of the Tagus River south bank. Visit two medieval castles – ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.38
Full-Day Tour to Arrábida from Lisbon, Lisbon, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour to Arrábida from Lisbon

Get out of the city and explore Portugal’s magical countryside with this full-day tour to Arrábida from Lisbon. A mountain range with incredible views of ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.34
Setubal Peninsula Wine Tour - Sesimbra Azeitao and Arrabida Private Tour, Lisbon, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Setubal Peninsula Wine Tour - Sesimbra Azeitao and Arrabida Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Head out on this full day private tour through Serra da Arrábida, Sesimbra, Azeitao and Setubal. We will offers you the opportunity to discover the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.92

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