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Castelo de Silves

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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351282440800
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$26*
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve
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Lovely views

It's a good place for a bit of a wander and on a clear day the views are lovely. Entry is cheap (I think we paid less than 3 euros each) and the site is big enough that it doesn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you need a brake from tourist kaos and beaches in larger cityes in Algarve, visite Silves! And the castel is cheep and so nice and cool, with the most beatifull garden and the most bestifull view in all direktions. You can walk on top of the wall all the way around the castel. And right next to it is... More 

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dmt313
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a day trip (hire car) to albufeira and decided to stop by the castle on our way. You have to pay a small fee to enter €2/3. The actual cattle ha been rebuilt through the 1900s so the main exterior walls are all complete. There is a bit they've dug up in the middle of the grounds,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on Monday and also incorporated the Market which is held every 3rd Monday of the month. Went to the market first which was well...like any other tacky market not really worth visiting really...but then headed for Castle which was very easy to park in street leading up to it and for Free. Headed up to Castle entrance which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a good place for a bit of a wander and on a clear day the views are lovely. Entry is cheap (I think we paid less than 3 euros each) and the site is big enough that it doesn't feel busy even with lots of people visiting. You can walk around the castle walls although some of the sections... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent visit and well worth the effort, leave the beech behind and take yourself along, you won't be disappointed, the Castle is incredible, you are able to go in and walk around the battlements and look at the beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a change of pace from all of the beaches. What a beautiful place! The Old City is quite an experience to drive through! We came on a very hot day, so took a little break in the shady entry area. The entrance fee is very reasonable. But don't expect to view a castle. It's basically the... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Silves castle whilst on holiday in the Algarve having been there before about 7 years ago. Whilst it is a pleasant walk for about a hour it still doesn't really cater for the international tourist as the majority of the information is in Portuguese. With the Algarve being such a cosmopolitan attraction Silves Castle seem to be missing... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited silves on a coach trip but had to return independently as a 1 hour visit was not enough, visited castle and museum and had a really informative talk with gentleman in the tourist information office who was really passionate about the area and told us all about the local history circling things of interest on a map for us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle and archeological museum today as it was cloudy, ideal conditions to walk around comfortably and do some exploring. The castles entrance fee is €2.80 or you can combine it with entrance to the archeological museum down the road for €3.70. We did both having a few hours to kill. We're a young couple, 28/30 and like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle and one of the 7 castles on the Portuguese flag The place is brimming with Moorish history but the cafe inside the castle serves a nice fresh lemonade

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