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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
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Very nice castle to visit just dont have coffee there

Its a great visit to this castle its really nice ro walk around and the gardens are beautiful. The restaurant in the moddle has a terrible service i dont recommend to go there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Its a great visit to this castle its really nice ro walk around and the gardens are beautiful. The restaurant in the moddle has a terrible service i dont recommend to go there. The waiters are extremely rude I never had such a bad experience in whole portugal. Anyway the castle is amazing just dont drink a coffe inside...

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A great evening with a buzzing atmosphere. The only downside was that we went with transport via our hotel and missed out the last part of the evening. It's great for all ages but the cobble streets are steep. A true reflection of traditional Portugal. Music, food, drink and street entertainment. Busy and bustling but a superb night. Well worth... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Silves is well worth a visit. It has a castle, cathedral and quaint cobbled streets and has the Arade river running through it. An indoor market which is open every morning with locally caught fish,fantastic local fruit and veg as well as bread. The town is surrounded by orange farms and the area is famous for the oranges it produces.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As castles go, its small. But its the small but beautiful Moorish gardens inside and the scenery outside the walls that give it its splendour and sense of Moorish history. Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be much in the way of its history; I was expecting some basic detail as to how this castle was the last Moor stronghold before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A magical, wonderful castle for all the family. There is an underground exhibition inside the castle, but i personally found it nothing special. The views from the castle are breathtaking and marvellous. However there isn't a lot of shade and we all got a little overheated. The town of Silves is a beautiful place so i would recommend a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth spending 1-1.5 hours to visit the castle. It is quite well preserved and makes for a nice cultural activity before heading to a nearby beach.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to Silves first in the morning and paid 8.40 euro for the four of us to get in. The castle is well laid out and has information boards spaced around the site. Unfortunately these are all in Portuguese so you will need to have picked up one of the information leaflets as you enter. There is a nice... More 

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Prague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

A "Feria medieval" taking place in the afternoon and evening, the castle is surrounded by stalls. The area visited is merely the perimeter of the castle walls, but it is nicely rebuilt, a coffee house located inside the area and an underground exhibition on the Lynx Breeding Center of Silves. The view from the castle is worth it .

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Innishannon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you want to beat the stalls and the heat, you might want to go early in the day. The entry fee can be combined with the Museum of Archaeology further down in town. (By the way that is a must to visit.) The experience was mixed: The remnants left inside are not really explained, yeah probably in Portuguese but... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

For 1 week in August the whole of the centre of Silves becomes a medieval festival with the town turned back a few hundred years, it's brilliant and a must see, all for a bargain entry price of €2 ! It starts at 6:00pm with a parade around the town, then it's into the narrow streets for the fun to... More 

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