Igreja da Misericórdia
The 16th-century Igreja da Misericórdia, plain apart from its distinctive, fanciful Manueline doorway (not the main entrance) is...
Museu da Cortiça
The Museu da Cortiça is housed in the Fábrica do Inglês (English Factory), a large complex, unashamedly catering to large groups. The...
Museu Municipal de Arqueologia
Just below the cathedral is the impressive, well-laid-out Museu Municipal de Arqueologia. In the centre is a well-preserved 4m-wide,...
Located below the castle entrance, the Café Ingles has a wonderful, shady terrace and is everyone's favourite spot. The food is...
The russet-coloured, Lego-like castle has great views over the town and surrounding countryside. It was restored in the 1940s and you can walk around its chunky sandstone walls. In the north wall you can see a treason gate, an escape route through which turncoats would sometimes let the enemy in, typical of castles at the time. The Moorish occupation is recalled by a deep well and a rosy-coloured water cistern, 5m deep and constructed at the end of the 12th century. Inside, the cistern’s four vaults are supported by 10 columns. Most probably built in the 11th century, the castle was abandoned by the 16th century. Recent restorations include the red-brick interior walkway.