There are 15 castles next to the raiana border in the central region of Portugal which tell us little pieces of History with short stories of wars and intrigue, Kings and Infantas, love and betrayal, bravery and justice.
Casa da Cisterna is located in the breathtaking Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo.The simple people in the neighbourhood always stand a smile and the swimming pool is a monument – the ancient cistern that once served as water reservoir for the village and now gives name to Casa da Cisterna.
Nowadays, the town of Castelo Rodrigo still keeps its medieval outlines, surrounded by imposing walls which remind us of the identity of its history, often divided between both sides of the border. Discover it!
They can be very small dots in the world map, but it was thanks to them that the fate of a country was changed. Strategically placed next to the Spanish border, Portugal’s historical villages are the work result of many generations of Kings who were concerned about territorial defence and decided to populate and fortify the area.