Castelo de Chaves

Built by Dom Dinis, this castle was of great strategic-military importance in the defense of northern Portugal. The two forts, both built during the Restoration Wars, form quadrilaterals reinforced at the angles by bulwarks. Currently, remains of military walls are preserved. From the construction of the Dom Dinis era, only the keep, which houses the Military History Nucleus, remains.


Praça de Camões, 14


  • 1.00€
  • Difficult external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Visitable (with a guide)

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30
  • wednesday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30
  • thursday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30
  • friday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30
  • saturday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30
  • sunday: 09:30-13:30, 14:30-18:30

Monuments near Castelo de Chaves

Antigo Quartel da Guarda Principal / Museu da Região Flaviense

Building called Paço dos Duques de Bragança, despite having been built to house troops. It is an 18th century rectangular plant barracks where currently locate…

Fonte da Rua Doutor Augusto Figueiredo Fernandes

Large stone structure, with three semicircular bicas and three small tanks.

Estátua da Santa Maria Mantela

Legend of Mary keeping it that after this have had seven sons, and as at that time considered themselves infidels women who had more than one son, this sent fi…

Estátua de António Joaquim Granjo

Sculpture erected in tribute to the former Prime Minister of Portugal (in 1920), António Joaquim Granjo.

Estátua de Dom Afonso - Conde de Barcelos

Statue erected in honor of Afonso, 8th count of Barcelos and 1st Duke of Braganza. Is in largo where the Town Hall, the Church, the Igreja da Misericórdia and …

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