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Castelo de Silves

Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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“castle walls” (52 reviews)
“worth a visit” (56 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside, the castle looks impressive and has been kept in a good condition. The entrance fee was reasonable and the views of the surrounding area from the castle were very good. We felt there was nothing in and around the building to explain...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sadly only the red sandstone walls remain but it is well worth visiting for its history and the lovely views you can get from the openings in the walls. The castle was built in the 11th century on a former Roman fortress and occupied by...More

Thank Albatros747
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the Moorish castles that figure in the Portugal Flag. It is on the hill of the city of Silves. the city of the most important Khalif of the Muslim Period Al Mutamid. The castle itself is small (One Hour is more than enough...More

Thank Omar D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Silves Castle is an impressive walled castle. Take note of the cisterns that were built under part of the castle. Plenty of steps, so if physically challenged I would not reccommend. There is a Medieval Fair that runs in mid August adjacent to the castle----...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to fill a couple of hours, it's a well preserved example with lots of research and excavation going on. Take care with young and elderly visitors as there are places where they could fall. As previous people have mentioned, look...More

Thank steveFleet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Access to Silves Castle is pretty good for wheelchair users 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 past the castle, The...More

Thank Mymsman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk through the old town up to the Castle is steep and slippery, I would recommend foot ware with excellent grip. On reaching the summit, the enormity of the fortress walls emerge and is breath taking. The entrance fee is fair and the work...More

Thank M1kelaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely castle worth the visit about 3 euros to get in walk along the ramparts and see the stunning views all around got lovely garden inside too and plenty of areas to sit and take it all in

1  Thank bonwales
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful on a warm day and the cafe is good too. I went with two small toddlers and they had fun splashing in some of the fountains in the grounds. There isn't much historical references written in English. Silves is really beautiful...More

Thank zeeshm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For once, you can really see where your entrance money is being spent. This old castle has been lovingly restored. And for a very reasonable entrance fee. It has some wonderful views of the town and the surrounding countryside.

Thank Paul C
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Is there any wheelchair access? I know we won't get to all areas but some places are better than others
8 March 2017|
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Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no information on leaflet, it is very stee p climb to get to entrance, but never say never there may be another access, best to telephone ahead to be sure,00351 282 440837. EMail castelo@cm-silves.pt.
Julie B
We're coming back again for Christmas. Last year we arrived and the castle was closed. We're back on 21/12/17 when do you close
17 February 2017|
Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
Leaflet says open daily except Christmas and New Year's day. Winter 9am to 5.30pm(last entry 5pm ) contact silves council tel 00351282440800 ext 2704 such a shame to miss out, its worth a visit. Hope this helps you.
Are dogs on a leash allowed?
10 December 2015|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, only guide dogs are allowed