The castle, erected in the 14th Century, bears witness to the armed conflicts between Portugal and neighbouring Spain in former times. During the 17th Century it was fortified to cope with the increasing artillery threat and only in 1878 was its military
Alcoutim: Gate of the castle
Alcoutim: Sanlucar de Guadiana
Sanlúcar de Guadiana is situated on the opposite side of the Guadiana river. The mighty ruins of the fortress, which date back to times of heavy fighting between Portugal and Spain, overlook the village.