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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
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Lovely town

Lovely town that need more exploring. Only had time for the castle which we all enjoyed walking on the battlements. Most of the sections do not have safety rails which I can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely town that need more exploring. Only had time for the castle which we all enjoyed walking on the battlements. Most of the sections do not have safety rails which I can appreciate why as you dont want to drill into the ancient structure. However if you suffer from heights (20' drop) or your kids are not likely to keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to the castle today and had an absolutely lovely time.The information is all available in English and the castle is easy to find. It was definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It sits rather idyllically on the hill peering over the town of Silves, but I'd definitely not advise to pay to go in, in saying that it is the icon for the town, along with the cathedral that sits beside it. .. Please read my blog on Silves to get a little more of an idea of what it's like... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A really enjoyable visit to a well presented monument. Fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not a fortune to get in. Think it was about 5 Euros each. Nice views of surrounding areas. Just not enough of interest. No boards explaining the history. No exhibits. Kids were bored. Basically a walk around the battlements. Not suitable for young kids as there are steep drops inside and few railings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good historic site but a bit of a shame about the 20th century upgrades inside. From outside it looks very authentic and so too is the interior but the red brick walls and modern cafe are a little out of character for this place

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited silves castle for the second time I was interested to see how the garden worked out. All very nice This is a tremendous fortification offering the best views. It is inexpensive to visit and worth meandering the streets and negotiating the hill up to the castle We took a boat from Portimao/praia da rocha with Alvore boat trips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Silves castle is one the best preserved moorish castles in Portugal. Beautiful location on the top pf the hill, it gives you a glimpse into Portugal's past. There is a fee to enter the castle but it was inexpensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There is free parking in Silves very close to the castle and well signposted, it is better to park there. El castle has a well preserved towers and walls, inside you see a garden, and an ancient cistern where you can read the history and the legend of this place. Nice place for sightseeing.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The castle, from the 10th century, is very well preserved and the area nearby really deserves a visit: the church, the small roads and very nice coffee shops and restaurants.

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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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