These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Portugal
Sometimes you just want to close your eyes for a second and drift away to a realm where time stands still and there are fantastic stories to remember from a land from afar and a time beyond time and to do this it is great to know that there are place you can go to whenever you want to get away from reality. To this scope, these are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Portugal is our destination today, so let’s travel to this beautiful country where the weather is ever mild and the sun shines for over 300 days, where the kindness of the people matches the beautiful of the lands.
Portugal has some of the most beautiful castles in Europe and it’s a pity they are not promoted even more. Here are some of them:
- The beautiful and colorful Pena Palace in Sintra is one of the last Romantic castles to be built in this part of Europe. It was meant as a love gift from the Prince Consort Ferdinand to Queen Mary. The construction was finished in 1952 and today the palace attracts the attention of thousands of lovers who come to revel in this utterly romantic and lasting proof of love.
- Also in Sintra you can visit the Castle of the Moors. Built around the 8th century, this is today one of the best preserved fortresses in Portugal.
- Built in the shape of a pentagram, Guimarães Castle is considered one of the most important medieval castles in the country. It was built in the 10th century and meant to be the home of Count D Henrique, the father of King Afonso Henriques (the first monarch of the country). The castle has been regarded as the place of birth of the Portuguese nation and is one of the most important stops in any visit to Portugal.
- With Guimaraes car rental you can not only visit the castle, but enjoy the surroundings of the town and travel wherever you like in Portugal.