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Castelo de Silves

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Address: Rua do Castelo, Silves, 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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Good views over Silves and cheap entry fee

Cost to get in was just under 3 euro per person . There are discounts for over 65 and students . Under 10s were free I think . You get great views over Silves and the castle is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Castle several years ago and on this visit it's immediate they have made improvements. Walk way round battlements is uneven so be careful. Could do with more information points to explain the various turrets etc. Also, if you want to get the reduced rate for over 65 then you must have birth date proof! My companion had her... More 

Thank Duncan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cost to get in was just under 3 euro per person . There are discounts for over 65 and students . Under 10s were free I think . You get great views over Silves and the castle is well maintained . If you pay a little extra for admission you can also visit an archeological museum but we just went... More 

Thank Gemma B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not that much to see, mixed old and new bricks. The female receptionist was very good and helpful and spoke very good English. It's a must to visit if your in Silves

Thank MarsAlgarve
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a surprise, not only was the castle impressive with its views, but the cafe has some of the most unusual home cooked food, try the orange cake or the fig combinations, especially on a poor weather day.

Thank james1849
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the castle and the views but we were surprised to see many places where would have expected guard rails. In spite of that, we found the exhibits interesting and there is a very pretty coffee shop restaurant in the centre. It costs a bit to get in. It took us about 30 minutes to feel that we had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are bigger fortresses in Portugal but this one has been well restored. There is a nice cafe inside with good washrooms. The one in Monsaraz is certainly more impressive and it is free.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle at Silves is a good excursions with children, for an hour or so. There are no activities" or "re-enactments " of any kind, so it is more of a walk around and explore, but very cheap entry and great views. There is a café (licensed) within the walls, and also a café just outside to the right (opp... More 

Thank rachaelOz
lake wyoie, sc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Silves, then a stop at this castle is a must. Well restored, neat, and clean.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice castle. Well restored. Enjoyable stop in Silves. Neat, clean. Staff helpful. View of the town and surrounding area was extraordinary.

Thank Walter D
Algarve, Portugal
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I had the chance to visit the castle last summer because of a weekly event they use to have, Secret Sunset. The Castle itself is probably the most visited moment in the Algarve together with Sagres. Highly recommended. We had dinner inside the castle and enjoy the concert during sunset. What a wonderful scenario! As many other monuments in the... More 

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