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Marvão is a mountain village in Alentejo.

The castle

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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.

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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.

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