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Castelo de Silves

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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
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+351 282 440 800
09:00 - 17:30
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve
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nice quiet historical view location,good for family day out and nice restaurant located inside the castle,not much to see under was like museum about cats family type of animals.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for a look round , very cheap entry fee , €2.80 or if you pay €3.80 you get entry to the museum down the road and a wine tasting at a small wine kiosk nearby . Well worth the small entry fee . Stunning views from the castle ramparts .While it's not an attraction that will keep you... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well kept space around the ruins of the old castle. Nice to visit when visiting the area and you want to escape the crowd

Thank R9443YQinfo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle with long history and you couldt find any details of it. Only brochure what you get was discount for areas restaurants. I dont still understand why there was gartoon show and only in porugal language and same with animal show? Is those animals living in the area or what? Safety system are not well knowing there. Sad to see... More 

Thank 819kaisal
Somerset, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. As you approach you will be walking up extremely steep cobblestone streets, Not for the fainthearted lol. But their are cafes at the top for a rest. Stunning views all around.

Thank Sam M
Bielefeld, Germany
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151 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst tempted to stay by the pool given the unseasonal hot temperatures, we were pleased we made the effort to visit both the town and more especially the castle. It has plenty to offer all of the family if you take the time to wander and read the background information. Yes, H&S does seem to have taken a 'back seat'... More 

Thank SimonF64
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice quiet historical view location,good for family day out and nice restaurant located inside the castle,not much to see under was like museum about cats family type of animals.

Thank tototny@
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle today as part of our historic Algarve day trip. It was very interesting and also offered some amazing views of the area. There was a lovely little cafe/bar inside the castle offering varied refreshments at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Terry C
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating old castle set in a fantastic old town with fabulous 360 degree views from around the castle walls.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle and Silves was recommended by our taxi driver. It cost us around 80 euros round trip from Salgados, but town and castle are well worth it. Wanted to see a typical sleepy town with cobbled hilly narrow streets, this was it!! The castle and views are breathtaking, entry was only 3.90 euros but you get discount for students... More 

Thank Raj B
Woking, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could see the castle from our villa so we had to visit it. It is lovely around the battlements although what happened to health and safety. There were some dangerous drops with no barriers. They have been modernising the grounds which are all open. The battlements and a museum are all that is left, no rooms to see around.... More 

Thank Mary G

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