Built in the 14th century with the aim of defending this border region, Alcoutim castle has a long stretch of wall with defensive towers. Visitors to the castle can enjoy a magnificent view over the Guadiana river, the town of Alcoutim and the Spanish village of Sanlucar. Inside the castle, there is an opportunity to visit the Alcoutim Archaeology Museum, where a variety of finds bear witness to all the different periods of the municipality’s history, as well as the Exhibition of Timeless Games. It is worth noting that this collection is part of the largest, most varied collection of Islamic-era board games found at a single archaeological site and the only known examples of Mancala III in Portugal.
Address: Largo do Castelo
Postal Code: 8970-054
Phone: +351 281 540 500
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