Castle of Vila Viçosa

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Coordinates: 38°46′48.98″N 7°24′54.25″W / 38.7802722°N 7.4150694°W / 38.7802722; -7.4150694
Castle of Vila Viçosa (Castelo de Vila Viçosa)
Castle (Castelo)
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View of one of the entrances of the Castle of Vila Viçosa
Official name: Castelo de Vila Viçosa
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alentejo Central
District Évora
Municipality Vila Viçosa Municipality
Location Nossa Senhora da Conceição e São Bartolomeu
 - elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
 - coordinates 38°46′48.98″N 7°24′54.25″W / 38.7802722°N 7.4150694°W / 38.7802722; -7.4150694
Architects Diogo Arruda, Francisco de Arruda, Benedetto da Ravenna, João Pascácio Cosmander
Style Gothic
Manueline
Materials Shale, Marble, Iron, Wood, Ceramic tile
Origin 14th Century
 - Expanded 1520
 - Completion 1537
Owner Portuguese Republic
For public Public
Visitation Closed (Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December)
Easiest access Avenida Duques de Braganca
Management Instituto Gestão do Patrimonio Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Operator Fundação da Casa de Bragança
October to March Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-5:00 p.m.
April to September Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-5:30 p.m.
July to August Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Status National Monument
Listing Deecree No. 136, 23 June 1910
Wikimedia Commons: Castelo de Vila Viçosa

Castle of Vila Viçosa (Portuguese: Castelo de Vila Viçosa) is a castle located in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição e São Bartolomeu, in the municipality of Vila Viçosa, in the Portuguese Alentejo. It was the seat of House of Braganza, prior to the construction of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa.

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