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Just off A22 | Castello, Paderne, Albufeira, Portugal
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All reviewsfantastic viewsgravel roadopening hoursnice place to visitwild thymeworth the effortold milloff the beaten trackcarwallstowerremainshikecookingrestroomsbridgehillside
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited whilst on our way elsewhere. It is off the beaten track but the road was fine in a standard vehicle vehicle if not a little dusty. The road takes you right to the castle. The castle it’s self is basically a ruin with...More

Thank sirmoosealot
Reviewed August 16, 2018

As others have noted the route to the castle by road is not for the faint hearted. First, do not trust your sat-nav as it may try to take you via a pedestrian-only route. Second, although just about accessible by car the final kilometre to...More

Thank AndrewPB63
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you do then there’s plenty of history here. Currently under renovation so no access inside the walls but you can walk or scramble around the outside. No facilities so take water and not flips flops.

Thank RHM1957
Reviewed June 12, 2018

The castle takes a bit of effort to find it, along dusty, bumpy off road tracks. Currently it is being restored, so is closed and is partly covered in scaffolding. Can walk around the outside walls if you are careful, and some decent views, but...More

Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Decided to take friends - off road route - as they couldn't book a jeep safari and I recall this being a feature of the last one I took 30 years ago, and my range rover should be up to the job. So after the...More

Thank CHRISb1805
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Considering the heavy rains the last month,the road up was in surprisingly good condition. It has been widened, probably due to the equipment brought up for the tower renovation. The castle is often closed but you can get a good view from the path at...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed March 9, 2018

We could not go into the castle as they are renovating it. The location is beautiful and the castle very interesting. We tried the website that was listed to find out more about restorations efforts. However we could not get this site to load.

Thank Bejazzes
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

I checked on various websites for opening times and found out only open on Wednesdays. We drove to Paderne today (Wed 14 Feb) and bumped along the dirt track. Parked under the noisy A22 and walked up the hill. The Castle was ...closed. The tower...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed December 21, 2017

When we visited we did that on a guided tour. The castelo is closed and access with guide was obtained via the archeological office in Albufeira. Note that there are no restrooms.

Thank vangaelh
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Very disappointed it was closed to the public. I would guess by all the scaffolding and barred access gates that some restoration work is being carried out but its a pity there were no notices advising visitors what was happening.

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May 2, 2017|
Response from MAR-AM-UK | Reviewed this property |
When we went we didn't find it open... so no idea.
August 30, 2016|
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Response from etnw214 | Reviewed this property |
When we went we went on a jeep safari we booked it from the hotel. I think it was a better way to see things. Lasted all day we even stopped off for a meal in a little villiage. Had a lovely day.The guide tells you... More