Abrantes Fortress

Built by King Afonso Henriques in the 12th century, the Abrantes Fortress played an important role as a strategic point in the defense of the Tagus Line. During this period, at the beginning of Portuguese nationality, and despite not having a Templar permanence, it stood out for its contribution to the defense of the territory against a possible Moorish invasion. From this period resulted some marks of Military architecture and Romanesque style. In the 13th century, during the King Dinis’ reign, it was remodeled, resulting in a work of Gothic Military architecture, despite some Romanesque particularities.

As you walk through the fortress, appreciate its castle, walls and keep, the latter resulting from a 13th-century remodeling, as well as part of the castle fence. Take the opportunity to discover the beautiful Castle’s Garden and enjoy the wonderful views over the Tagus River.

See virtual tour here.


Castelo/Fortaleza de Abrantes, Praça Dom Francisco de Almeida

2200-242 Abrantes

39.46450469213824, -8.194522795372022

241 371 724




Summer schedule

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am — 6 pm

Winter schedule

Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am — 5 pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays (except on April 25, June 10 and 14, October 5, and December 1)

Note: Last admission 30m before closing
Free admission.