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Newly Renovated Apartment in Medieval Castle overlooking Estremoz, near Évora - Castle Wall House

Estremoz, Portugal
  • Apartment430 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Located inside the castle walls and with views of Estremoz and the Alentejo plains, this charming and comfortable apartment occupies a traditional 16th century house renovated in 2012.

Less than five minutes walk away, you can find the 13th century castle with its marble tower, the municipal museum, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in the region. A bit further downhill (500m) you reach the town centre where you can explore beautiful churches, the antiques and local produce market, traditional shops and experience the lifestyle and character of Alentejo.

Nearby, but better with a car, you can visit some top class wine cellars (wine tasting can be arranged), the town of Vila Viçosa with its royal palace, Reguengos de Monsaraz and the Alqueva dam (largest man made lake in Europe), the carpet weaving town of Arraiolos and the World Heritage sites of Évora and Elvas.

Regarding activities, besides gastronomy and wine tasting, you can choose to visit the marble quarries and local artists, swim in the municipal pools or nearby lakes: excellent spots for canoeing, fishing and rowing (some of Europe’s top rowing teams train here). Hiking, birdwatching, cycling and stargazing, due to the low pollution and beautiful nature, are also a popular activities.


Rodrigo Freitas

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Room 1
        1 double


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Room 1

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Town


                • Farm Holidays
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Tiled Stove
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Terrace


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful View

                                                              Zoraida S.BUSHKILL. PA

                                                              The day we arrived there was a Fair within the Castle area so it was a bit difficult to get to the apartment (smooth sailing after that though). The apartment is exactly as depicted in the pictures. It was very nice (although the furniture could use a little sprucing up). It had a great view. It would have been nicer (for me), if the apartment had been aired out a little before we got there (the reason for only 4 stars - very sensitive nose). I know this is something that occurs when an apartment is not in use (but by the next day, after we opened the windows and doors, the damp smell went away). If you like to sleep in total darkness, this is the place for you. :) Also, beware of low door entrances (thankfully, I'm short, but my husband had a hard time - LOL). I love the chair in the alcove - sort of a meditation place. Very homey. Rodrigo was prompt to answer our calls and very courteous.

                                                              The restaurant up the street was very nice although a bit pricey. Food was good and the host was very cordial. The bar upstairs from the restaurant also has very nice views.

                                                              Overall, I would stay there again.

                                                              Thank you, Rodrigo.

                                                              Christmas stay in medieval castle apartment

                                                              Kasia P.

                                                              Rodrigo's apartment in the castle walls is an ideal place to stay in the summer or winter. The wood fire gives it a very cosy feel and the views from the wall terrace are beautiful.

                                                              Rodrigo is a hospitable host who went out of his way to arrange information about local walking routes and places of interest that were not available at the dissapointing tourist information in Estremoz.

                                                              Estremoz is an authentic sleepy town in Alentejo and an ideal get away for a relaxing break. It is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, cork oak's and olive plantations.

                                                              We would highly recommend both Rodrigo's apartment and Estremoz.

                                                              Awesome place inside the ancient walls the castle

                                                              veronica g.Chicago, Illinois

                                                              Awesome place inside the ancient walls of the castle!!!!! Clean, comfortable, cosy, with a very nice little terrace. Fantastic view over Estremoz. Very central in the area, we are able to visit Alter do Chão, Portalegre, Évora, Avis, Monsaraz... The hostess, Neida, was always available and helpfull showing us around and giving us good ideas to enjoy and improve our stay. We will be back definitely!!!

                                                              Casa da Muralha

                                                              Geert J.

                                                              Clean, comfortable appartment with a nice little terrace on the back with wide view over the town. Situated in historic town center uphill, very central in the area. Evora, Elvas, and Monsaraz were well worth their visit. Hostess Neida was very helpfull showing us around, and very kind to allow us to switch from her other appartment to this one to be able to benefit from the terrace..

                                                              Expérience inoubliable d'un retour dans le passé dans le coeur des remparts de la vieille ville

                                                              Henri D.Montréal, Canada

                                                              Rodrigo était présent pour nous informer et nous guider. Excellent accueil. Rodrigo a été attentif à nos besoins. Personne très sympathique qui s'ajoute à la qualité de l'appartement.

                                                              Real true Portugese style of living. Fantastic place.

                                                              Mette W.

                                                              We loved every minute from the terrasse. The wiev was really nice, and the appartment so cosy, and host so helpfull,

                                                              We can really recomment this also due to the nice location to many things to explore around this nice place.


                                                              Estremoz, Portugal

                                                              In Estremoz you can experience Alentejo at its fullest. Live inside a medieval castle, visit such picturesque places as Reguengos de Monsaraz or the carpet weaving town of Arraiolos. Explore World Heritage sites such as Évora and Elvas. Swim in the the largest man made lake in Europe. Taste the rich wines and gastronomy. The town is located 170K from Lisbon and 70Km from Spain and serviced by public transport and motorways. The roads are good and there isn’t much traffic what makes Estremoz the ideal base to explore the nature and culture of one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Additional Guest Fee

                                                              A capacidade recomendada é de 2 pessoas. Para 3 pessoas por favor adicionar 15€ por pessoa/noite. Recommended capacity is 2 persons. For 3 persons please add 15€ per person/night.

                                                              13 Reviews
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