More photos in the vicinity:
Storks near Vila Real
Market Square of Vila Real
Market Square of Vila Real


Castro Marim was located at the coast in Roman days ("castro marim" = "fortress at the sea"). Nowadays Castro Marim is located approx. 5 km away from the coast line. The wetlands around Castro Marim have been built by Rio Guadiana over thousands of years.
Castro Marim
Date: Jul 26, 2004
Longitude: -7 26.69'
Latitude: 37 13.36'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08