3 Responses to “Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Steps inside Castelo de Guimarães, Portugal”

  1. Julie Dawn FoxOctober 30, 2012 at 10:17 #

    I remember being quite scared when I went up these steps.

    It’s impossible not to compare the merely cursory safety measures at Guimarães, and this is more than you’ll find at most castles in Portugal, with the over-the-top public protection in the UK.

    In this case, I would have welcomed a handrail!

    • Andy HiggsOctober 30, 2012 at 10:37 #

      Yes that’s true, the days when you’d be allowed to risk this in Britain are long gone. A hand rail would have been nice though, if rather less authentic 🙂

  2. TravelOctober 30, 2012 at 12:10 #

    Yes, these steps are looking dangerous but if i get chance to see old forts i don’t care. Being a civil engineer i am really interested to know about old forts construction techniques.