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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351282440800
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This is an interesting castle because of its strategic position at the highest point in Silves. The views from the castle in all directions are amazing. It also gives you a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an interesting castle because of its strategic position at the highest point in Silves. The views from the castle in all directions are amazing. It also gives you a good feeling to what it must have felt to be a soldier protecting your territory with the little slits in some of the towers which were clearly made for... More 

Thank MichaelKToronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the walls you have extensive views to the hills and over the town. Reasonable restaurant in an interesting new building. Not all areas currently accessible due to excavations.

Thank telstarPlymouth
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is very impressive, visible for miles at the top of a steep hill as you approach Silves. It's red stone stands vivid against a bright blue sky. It's a very reasonable €2.80 per person to enter along with an English leaflet with facts and history. The walls are intact, the views from them are incredible, affording fantastic close... More 

Thank alisonka
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226 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to wander around the castle - a proper castle like you would draw as a child! And see the views and get a feel for what it would have been like as a fortress.

Thank skl2910
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the historical tour to silves, Monchique, lagos and sagres, two adults and one 18 month old which we were told could go for free or half price if we wanted a car seat for her, I decided to pay for car seat for sake of all our comfort we paid 20euros per adult and 16 euros (80%!) for baby... More 

Thank kat k
Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During a recent visit to the Algarve, we visited the castle in Silves. We would probably never have visited this area if the weather wasn't overcast. It was well worth the visit and the tour also includes a visit to the museum. Silves is a nice area.

Thank 28pete
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautiful historic castle with exhibitions and stunning views. The castle is visible as a landmark from well outside the town and looks great with its red brick exterior and Portuguese Flags flying from it's towers. Easy access by car or by walking from the main road. Some lovely bars and eating places surrounding the castle in beautiful cobbled streets. Lots... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Had a lovely visit here on Boxing day. Good access to the castle and all areas. Really enjoyed the exhibitions they had on.

Thank Alison B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I found that the Algarve did not have a lot to do in it so when I visited this castle I thought that it was great. Not very expensive and didnt take long to do but was still worth the visit.

Thank emily b
Winterthur, Switzerland
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A very nice and interesting trip to the past. Worth visiting. There is also a café and restaurant inside the castle. A must see on your visit to the Algarve.

Thank FatimaMB

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