Marvão is a mountain village in Alentejo.
The company Rede Expressos makes a daily direct connection between Lisbon and Marvão with several stops, including Portalegre and Castelo de Vide. The bus departs from Lisbon at 07:30, arriving at Marvão at 11:50. On the return trip the bus departs from Marvão at 15:50, arriving in Lisbon at 20:15.
There are also local buses between Marvao and Portalegre among other villages and towns but they are infrequent
There are no trains between Lisbon and Marvão.
The castle is like a child's dream - whatever the child's age! There are turrets, a dungeon, an armoury and an inner castle - all free except for a small museum. The museum is nothing wonderful but it seems almost churlish not to pay the €1 admission.
The village is completely walled and there is a short ridge across the top from the castle to beyond the church.
- Pousada de Marvão - Santa Maria, Santa Maria de Marvão, ☏ , , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Two village houses have been comfortably converted into the Pousada do Marvão - Santa Maria, a small hotel.
- Pension Casa D Dinis is at the top of the village and one of the nearest buildings to the castle. They own a snack bar just across the road. Very friendly.