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Silves Castle

R. do Castelo | Algarve, Silves, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Silves
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

What a great tour if you only have have one tour to choose I recommend this one ,I recommend the full day as I feel the people that booked half day missed out on the best bits...We visited the castle at silvers The moorish castle beautiful views for photographs from there ,we visited Monchique and Cape St Vincent with breath... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I didn't expect too much, nice views decent cafe nice staff, with good English. Castle looks great, boring though no English translation in the castle and little inside. Cheap and worth a small journey for. The museum of architecture is good alongside it.

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Gavle, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

From this castle you'll get nice views over Silves and the surrounding areas but it does'nt offer much more than that. It's still worth to pay the few euros for a quick look around if you are in this charming town. There is a nice church just outside the entrance and the narrow streets in the area are worth a... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Silves Castle is second only to Castro Marim Castle in beauty and views, but it is still well worthy if you are in the Algarve and want to see more than the beaches.

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Helsinki
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Without surprise, the castle sits at the top of the hill of the village. The castle is build with red stones which gives him a special touch ! It's quite big, and you are able to walk along the guard/patrol path. You will have a nice 360 view, but this nothing exceptional. Some ruins and pictures can be seen, but... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great castle perched at the top of the hill in Silves - views from the castle walls are spectacular. There are some English translations for what you can see on their displays / details of the excavations but most are in Portuguese only. If you climb the castle walls to walk the circumference I suggest that you take a firm... More

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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived to the reception, we was treated by an obnoxious woman. We arrived we our parents who were both 64. We asked about OAP price for my mother in law and was rudely given her finger pointing to the only 65 in small print. She seem very smug about it too. We walked around the castle all of... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

really enjoyed the walk around this castle, the views are spectacular lots of interesting information

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England & US
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The castle is perched at the top of Silves village, it is a pretty village full of tiny ancient streets, there is a more modern area which does not have much charm, stick to the ancient bit. The women behind the till was the rudest person that we met in Portugal, make sure that you have ID if you want... More

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Unteraegeri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Silvies Castle is a good example of a successful restoration without overdoing it. The visitor is asked to use his Imagination of how the Castle was in the 13th century. One can easily spend two hours just visiting.

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