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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve

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Picturesque town and buildings

Silves is only a 10 minute drive from Lagoa/Carvoeiro/Portimao and a great town to visit for a few hours in the morning or evening when not to busy. The Castle and Monestary are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Silves is only a 10 minute drive from Lagoa/Carvoeiro/Portimao and a great town to visit for a few hours in the morning or evening when not to busy. The Castle and Monestary are beautiful. Have a drink or meal on the terrace under the trees at Café Ingles next to the church.

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. A very imposing castle as you approach and enter it. The walls are quite impressive. the complex covers a large area and you can ramble about within. However, it is a little disappointing within the walls as there is not much to see once inside. That said, it is a nice experience and there are great... More 

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Dominating the town of Silves, the Castelo de Silves is easy to find. The entrance fee is a few euros - get a combined ticket for the Municipal Museum which is also worth seeing. The walls of this Moorish castle are in good condition and you can walk all the way round them. The views of the surrounding area are... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Silves is a beautiful Algarvean town, set inland about 30 minutes drive from the coast (15 minutes if you’re Portuguese!). As such, it is quieter and free from the hyped-up prices of the main beach tourist resorts. There are several restaurants, cafes and place of historic interest to visit and it is an excellent place to stay, or a must... More 

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Machen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Silves is a beautiful town, relatively close to Albufeira and Portimao. It has a fantastic castle as the centrepiece of the town, unlike any castle I have visited before. There is also a Cathedral and a bustling main town with shops, cafes and restaurants. I would fully recommend anyone visiting the Algarve to visit Silves.

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Southam, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a day out in the car and decided to visit the castle, very cheap to get in, and the views from the battlements were worth the small entry fee, bit disappointed with all the red brick walkways, and water features which are not in use, the cafe in the middle is quite smart, and if you need the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited with an active toddler and the gardens in the castle, wall walk (no railings in some parts), the 13th century water vault and the views were great to see. There was a lynx exhibit in the water vault and a stone mason competition in the interior grounds. Very little signage in any language so bit disappointed not to learn... More 

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Cleethorpes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The walls of Silves come down to the middle of the town but the actual castle is quite a steep climb up, passing the Cathedral on the way. There are cafes at the top where a drink is most welcome. It is possible to walk round the walls of the castle and from these vantage points great views of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Silves Castle is a magnificent imponent structure. The red sandstone is so impressive that a visit is almost a given. However inside the walls the choice of red brick was not exactly the best and it kind of removes the impact of the structure. Also, the only information is only in Portuguese which makes the historical information about the castle... More 

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Ballylynan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A quaint castle on top of the hill overlooking the small town and river. A nice restaurant and a good expo on the iberian lynx. A nice hour or two to break up the day

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Address: 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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