Castro Marim

Just over the Portuguese border from Spain is a little village with a big castle called Castro Marim. Tourist season was over, so we missed the shows that they apparently put on, which include dramatizations of medieval life and fighting knights. Unlike other castles we have visited, this one does well to show what life might have been like instead of just an empty shell which is so often the case.

It’s a picturesque place that is also know as Portugal’s primary site for the manufacture of sea salt. Much of the surrounding land below the castle is dedicated to its collection and creation.

Below are photos of the older castle (castrello) and the more modern fortress next to it.

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