Castelo Do Queijo3 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Praça de Gonçalves Zarco, 4100-274 Porto, Portugal
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +351-226181067
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
Overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean, the Castelo do Queijo or the Fort of São Francisco do Queijo on the Civil Parish coast has the origin from the sixth century. In proximity of the Matosinhos River and Douro River, this dominating fort is trapezoidal on the clifftop and is fortified with the dry moat surrounding it. The pentagonal facades feature triangular corbels on which the watchtowers are set up. The watchtowers on the corners are shaped as round molded domes and are supported by cornices. A wooden drawbridge will give you access to the main gate of the Castelo do Queijo where you will see the Portuguese Coat of Arms with the granite sphere and the royal crown.
How to Reach Castelo Do Queijo
- Buses 1M, 200, 203, 205, 500, 502 to stop : Castelo do Queijo
Castelo Do Queijo Reviews & Ratings
At entering we were quickly welcomed by a host that explained the entrance fee is 50 (euro) cents. Pretty cheap for a well maintained fort and weapons exhibition. Plenty of photo ops around the canons and view at the Atlantic. Worth all of my 50 cents!
You just give a donation when entering, the view around the beach is lovely from looking out from the top. Little bar to have a drink at if you wish. (Small little bar.)
I love that the Fortis run by the Comando. The small entrance fee probably helps the volunteers in some way. The view from fort is excellent both the beaches nearby and the city north of the fort. There is a room at the fort where beautiful hand-painted items are for sale by the artists. There's also a gift shop. There are real cannons mounted ready to repel attackers such as pirates or mouros (kids can play). Well worth the visit!
The views on this place and the sound of the waves are breath taking! You can have a photo shoot or simply enjoy the view for 50 cents. Totally worth stopping by as you walk down the walkway bordering the beach.
A lovely little castle by the sea. You can pay to go inside, but I preferred the outside. You can walk around the entire fort and get some nice pics.