At the top of the castle of Marvão , Portugal

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The splendid site and 360-degree panorama alone would be reason enough to visit the medieval mountaintop village of Marvão, but the town itself (a candidate for the World Heritage list), is one of Portugal's most spectacular fortified villages.

Typical Marvão street The greatest attraction is the unspoiled medieval atmosphere in its steep and narrow lanes with immaculately whitewashed houses, leading to a magnificent 13th century castle rising from the rock. It contains a huge water cistern and nearby is a 13th century church with a small but interesting museum of archeological finds and local artifacts.

View of Marvão Most rewarding of all is climbing onto the walls, battlements and towers for the impressive views, and staying for the stunning sunset and evening peace of the village.

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Comments (125)

Lucien Kivit on May 9, 2013

Peter, thank you for liking the picture, greetings Lucien

Conquilha on July 26, 2013

Nice shot...LK


Lucien Kivit on August 1, 2013

Conquilha , thank you for your kind comment and like, greetings Lucien

Красивое фото! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями, Fen

Lucien Kivit on February 17

Fen , thank you for your kind comment , YS and like, greetings Lucien

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Lucien Kivit
Rijkevorsel, België

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  • Uploaded on January 24, 2012
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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/09/13 17:15:42
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