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Located on an escarpment only a few miles from Spain, this tranquil town is completely surrounded by walls dating from the 13th to the 17th century. From the narrow streets filled with neat white houses a spectacular view can be obtained, as Marvão stands at more than 862 metres high.

Worth visiting are the 15th-century Mother Church and the Municipal Museum, open in the former Church of Saint Mary and displaying local ethnological and cultural traditions and archaeological findings.

The Rua do Espírito Santo street, with the former governor's house exhibiting beautiful iron-wrought balconies from the 17th century, leads to the castle, mostly built by King Dinis in 1299 and dominating the village.

Marvão lies in the area of the Natural Park of the São Mamede Mountains, with a wide range of flora and fauna due to its geological diversity and varying climate. It is the home of one of the largest colonies of bats in Europe, but also of deer, boars, Bonnelli eagles, griffon vultures, etc.

Historic vestiges go back to Pre-historic times, having been found various megaliths and an important Roman site.

Near Marvão, visitors can play golf at Vale da Aramenha or swim and practice water sports at the Apartadura Dam.

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