September 4, 2014

Castelo do Queijo

The Castelo do Queijo (Cheese Castle) is a noted landmark in Foz do Douro, an upmarket suburb on the Atlantic Ocean, west of Porto.

Castelo do Queijo, Foz do Douro, Porto

The fortress is so-called as the rocks it was built on supposedly resemble cheese. The castle was designed by Miguel l'Ecole and completed in 1661.

Inside is a museum (admission charge) dedicated to Portugal's commandos.

Castelo do Queijo Museum, Porto

A number of buses run out to the roundabout infront of the castle, Praça Gonçalves Zarco, including numbers #500 and #502.

Castelo do Queijo, Foz do Douro

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