Venha conhecer. Consulte as condições através dos nossos contatos.

Venha conhecer. Consulte as condições através dos nossos contatos.

Venha conhecer. Consulte as condições através dos nossos contatos.

Castelo de Vide and Marvão

We will have a tour to the gorgeous villas of Castelo de Vide and Marvão, departing from Coimbra in exclusive transport and private guide.

Vila de Marvão:

The Marvão Village is located in Portugal, the Alentejo region, at the top of Serra do Sapoio. Is 120 minutes from Coimbra.

The use of Marvão cliffs for refuge villages from invaders, as watchman or a strategic point in strictly military terms, will date at least from the Roman period.

Here we will visit Marvão’s Historical Centre, its typical streets, the Old Town Hall, the Pillory and the Castle, among other points of interest.

Castelo de Vide:

Castelo de Vide is a Portuguese village in the Alentejo region and sub-region of Alto Alentejo with about 2300 inhabitants. It is 10 km from the Marvão village, on the road linking this region to Coimbra.

 

The castle surrounded by white houses, standing out against a green landscape is the first surprise for the visitor.

But the biggest surprise is hidden within the village, in the streets that keep intact the atmosphere of a medieval time.

Afonso Sanches, son of King Afonso III, started the restoration works on the town’s walls. King D. Dinis, his brother, continued the works until they were finally finished during King D.Afonso IV’s reign. Such improvements gifted this town with better defensive features and an augment of the walls.

A line of new walls was now enclosing the citadel and the houses. This amount of reinforcements on the defensive system is an indication of the increasing importance of Castelo de Vide concerning military strategics, at that time.

In 1276, Castelo de Vide was relieved from Marvão’s administrative bonds and formed its own municipality. The urban expansion outside the town’s walls slowly took place throughout the 14th century. The foundation of several churches and hermitages outside the town’s walls had thus completed the shaping of the beautiful town of Castelo de Vide.