Guimares, Portugal. Climbing around castle ramparts, most visitors are looking for a chance to "act out". Kids will do it anywhere, with or without props. Here at the interpretative center, in the castle tower, adults get one modest opportunity.
Plywood panels stand out from the stone walls. Text in Portuguese and English.
With dimensional cut outs.
Red banners follow the timeline. The space is surrounded by a stairway spiraling upwards, to 2 more levels.
Some plywood panels have unmarked handles and open like cabinets for more information.
Finally the chance to "act out", with restrictions. The sword slides at a fixed angle between two chords, close to the wall and too high for young children.
Why is the alluring uppermost stairway always closed?
It's a narrow bridge back out to the ramparts.