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Castle of the Cheese

Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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“old fortress” (2 reviews)
“worth seeing” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can only judge this from the outside, having not had time to make a proper visit, but it seems much like many other castles guarding the coast. Worth seeing, but it is a long way out of the centre, so a special trip would be...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had a car in Porto, so we drove away from the city center a bit. This is right on the water near the beach area of Porto. We walked around the outside. Didn't pay to go inside. It was OK. I don't think I'd go...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Cool vista looking at the coast line. No historical context or information provided. However there is a cafe inside. Grab a beer or coffee! I might come back here.

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If only staying 1-2 days I'd skip coming out here and stay in town but if you take the hop on hop off city tours you'll get a ride up here anyway so worth a 1/2 hour stop off to take a few photos. The...More

Thank Natandjaan
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had an enjoyable walk along the coast from Sea Life towards Foz. We stopped here to take dome photos after having lunch at a café that looks onto it.

Thank WalshFamilyIreland
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There was not much to see of this old fort although as we were in the area we went for look. There is some local historical significance of the fort and there are nice views down the coast. Worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We saw this by travelling on the Yellow Bus tour labelled Porto's castles. With past wars and fighting it is not surprising to find many castles protecting the mouth of the Douro

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of the numerous castles in Portugal situated in Matosinhos, Porto ! You can visit it then enjoy at the beaches of matosinhos ! Worth to see

Thank Mert U
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Did not go inside because didn't have enough time but it would be something I would visit again when I have more time. Admit that it was confusing finding it at first because there seems to be more than one name for it - eg....More

Thank William P
Reviewed 15 October 2016

and a funny smell of course.. you may always take a tram no 1 (terribly crowded) to get there but it is better to go there by foot..

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