The castle at Castelo de Vide is not the only attraction this town has to offer. It’s famous for its original medieval architecture too. You’ll discover doors and windows with features over five hundred years’ old, and ancient chimneys rising up into sky. Whilst round every corner you’ll catch a glimpse of the ancient castle.
From the top of the castle with Castelo de Vide below, you’ll see one of the most magnificent panoramas in the province of Alentejo. You can see Spain in the distance and the “eagle’s nest” of Marvão rising out of the landscape.
Take a stroll through one of Portugal’s best-kept Jewish quarters and discover its medieval monuments.
You’ll find Jewish influence in the street names too, such as Rua das Espinosas - named after the 17th Century philosopher Spinoza, son of a local resident. On the granite gateways you’ll see signs of Hebrew worship over generations, and can visit the town’s ancient synagogue.
The wealth of mineral waters in the region originate from springs along your route. Sit down in the shade of a roof supported by renaissance columns and sample water from the Fonte da Vila. In Castelo de Vide you can also drink water from the romantic Fonte da Mealhada. It’s said that those who drink from this fountain will come back here to get married.