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Castelo de Silves

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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle is imposing in red sandstone and has been restored after the earthquake in the 18th century. It is one of the finest Moorish fortifications. The entrance fee is modest and the leaflet gives details of the archeological works. The views from the ramparts...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle to wander around but not much internal buildings to visit. Interesting history with option to visit old cistern which had a bonus exhibition on Lynx. Cafe and toilets too.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank robaxbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the rebuilt walls there is not a lot of historical interest inside the castle, a little of the archaeological excavations can see seen and explored, but the main reason to visit is to walk the walls with the superb vantage point over the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MunroBasher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the changed presentation since last visit.. the sculptures and the cafe and garden make the experience something that can stretch interest of all ages for a longer period.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P3081NKcarolp
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been 12 yrs since we last visited Silves Castle and what a transformation. Well preserved castle, great views from the walls, the interior has now been developed. well done.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AgedMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In October this visit is a pleasant activity here. The castle holds a hilltop position in a valley surrounded by higher hills so the views are spectacular. The walls are high and of an interesting colour. Not nearly as thick as English castle walls but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank charlieShel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk all the way around the walls of the castle - very well restored and very interesting history. Grat value too.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Samstravels69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle with great views , but not a lot of information regarding its history. There is also a 'bunker' with information of the Lynx, which was pretty weird for us to find in there. Nevertheless, the entrance fee is low and it's the most...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TP0688
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply love this place. Silves Castle has been looked after well and it is now a superb place for a visit. The interior has been laid out with lovely gardens and it's great to walk all the way round the castle walls on the battlements....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MartinF_Chorley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boring apart from the views from ramparts .Wouldn,t bother visiting unless you study bricks .Could be made more interesting .

Date of experience: October 2019
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September 22, 2019|
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Response from richardgG1237GW | Reviewed this property |
Most likely. There is an incredible pastry and ice cream shop near by and we also had a great seafood dinner in town. Yum
August 30, 2019|
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Response from N4941SEstuartb | Reviewed this property |
We usually go where the locals go so in Silves I’d suggest U Monchiquerio which is at the bottom of the hill near the indoor market. If you’ve parked in the large free car park near the swimming pool and football stadium... More
July 31, 2018|
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Response from thefloweredeye | Reviewed this property |
Park in Lidl or somewhere in that part of town!
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