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Castelo de Silves

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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351282440800
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve

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Came here as part of a day excursion. We visited during their medieval festival which was great - the walk up to the castle was lovely as there was lots of flags and gave a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the castle in Silves in August 2016 with two young children (2&5). The kids absolutely loved it, you can walk around the wall and there is a cafe in the middle. There is also an ecological exhibition downstairs. Spent a couple of hours there, which was perfect for us.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as part of a day excursion. We visited during their medieval festival which was great - the walk up to the castle was lovely as there was lots of flags and gave a great feel to the place. Inside the castle there were some lovely views. Well worth a look if you're visiting silves

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views both on approach to Silves and from inside. Be aware there are few safety railings and some quite steep steps. Loads of history and things to learn. They are still excavating areas exposing new areas. You don't get the chance to visit an 800+ years old castle with the children often.

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Thank blacknwhitemike
Izegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle an well maintained. Entrance fee is 2.60€ without Museum entrance. They are still busy doing some archaeological excavations. From the castle walls you have a magnificent view.

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

It looks breathtaking when approaching, set on the hillside and does not disappoint when you enter. We visited with 2 children, 11 & 8, at the time of the medieval fayre and we all really enjoyed it! Amazing amounts of stalls and lovely items for sale - ranging from shoes, toys, clothes to jewellery. Only 2 Euros each for entry... More 

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Llanddulas Wales UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this castel on a road trip it was for a Portuguese castle very nice indeed cost us €2:80 each to get in and was a real nice hour spent in this castle once we left eating is on your mind and at 36c a drink or two there are numerous cafes dotted all around all very nice and... More 

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Channel Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Silves castle always looks great from the outside. There's a smart enough kiosk where they efficiently take your entrance money but that's where the smart and efficient stops. The walk around the battlements is fun but signage to and about the historical artefacts, the palace ruins etc is dreadful. I just feel they could bring it to life more. Also... More 

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

It is a nice castle, you can walk the walls and the views are fantastic. The whole town comes alive when the medieval faire is on in August. There is a cafe in the centre which serves a nice sandwich. The town is beautiful too so wel worth a visit even when the faire is not on.

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

Loved this place.....as you stroll through the town of Silves, there is a laid-back sense of history on every corner, with some great Portuguese and Moorish architecture hidden within the cobbled streets. The castle boasts great views and the lack of info. around the sight actually helps you to take in the atmosphere without distraction! We took a 4 year... More 

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Liguria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is interesting inside and the various towers offer amazing views. There are not many safety barriers and one must pay close attention to children and old people who would like to walk around the walls

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