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Castelo de Silves

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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
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All reviews castle walls silves castle worth a visit iberico great castle within the walls entrance fee hand rails archaeological museum red sandstone combined ticket worth the climb steep walk per adult interesting history narrow streets old town
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle consists actually just of the outer walls and not so much inside, you can walk along the whole wall and enjøy fantastic views in all directions from the castle. I was astonished that the walkway along the wall isn't secured though it's several...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CoSuJa
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Silves you should take a walk thru this neat little town and walk the narrow streets and visit the local shops. then walk up to the top of the hill for a great view from the castle great place for a photo shot....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Doug M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Silves is a medium sized town, and the castle dominates the skyline. It's therefore a fair ascent if you park your car near the river. People of restricted mobility should try and park closer to the castle. Reasonable admission fee of €2.80 for adults (there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family found the castle ruins snd the little town great, with some fantastic view. Yes there isnt a lot within the castle but for a family of five it cost us a little over 8 euros. With that and tne wander through the town...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank stevesherlock1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is April in Portugal and there are flowers blooming everywhere. Driving down the roads on the way to Silves we see huge Bougainvillea, large poinsettia trees, geraniums full of bloom, bright red bottlebrush, begonias, and many other flowering plants. But inside the Castel at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was okay the outer walls are impressive but not much to see inside. Nice cafe with reasonable priced food and drink. Was cheap to visit under 3 euros.we didn't pay to go in museum so can't comment on that.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sillywench
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well with a look around for a day out. Can also visit monchique near by and eat at plenty of local places in Silves.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank craigpK5159OB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is worth a visit if you like old buildings and wonderful views. It has been restored well and you can walk around the castle on the walls from where you can see the whole town of Silves and it's surroundings. There is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arini16
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This castle is really more of a fortress. It is interesting to read of the history of battles connected with the castle between the Moors and European forces who traded possession of the city and castle over time. You can get a fine view of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Craig B
Reviewed March 15, 2019

We loved this castle and the tranquil feeling within the walls. You can walk along the whole perimeter of the castle on the walls. If you are over 65, carry a copy of your passport to get a discount. The restaurant within the walls was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park by the river and then we walked up to the town square and castle. Well worth the trip.
Julie B
December 7, 2017|
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Response from LindaWE20 | Reviewed this property |
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March 8, 2017|
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Response from Mymsman |
To answer my own question access to Silves Castle is pretty good and it is worth a visit. There is no disabled parking at the castle entrance but you could drop off/pick up, there is disabled bay a short way up the road... More