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Paderne Castle

Just off A22 | Castello, Paderne, Albufeira, Portugal
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“dirt road” (2 reviews)
“olive groves” (2 reviews)
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Just off A22 | Castello, Paderne, Albufeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 21 December 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
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Reviewed 11 November 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.

Thank sheepdog3000
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Let's start with getting to the Paderne Castle. In itself, it can be an adventure as the dusty and bumpy road is not the most pleasant. Secondly, the castle is closed and only opens on request. Thirdly, it is a ruin with not much to...More

1  Thank pqgraca
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Not far off the main road this is a nice place to visit and explore some of the past. Mostly derelict now but has good background information and is situated among lovely countryside and great walking.

Thank SueBridgend_UK
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Charming ruin with fantastic views. Castle has been thoughtfully preserved with concrete to save it from further collapse. Interesting history and puts the regions culture into perspective.

Thank GaryD1231
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Open Wednesdays and a good historical site in the Algarve. Here you can learn the history of Portugal in the archeological digs in the Castle grounds.

2  Thank Steve_Lynda2017
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

we have tried to visit this place on several occasions but it is invariably locked up with little or nothing to see. suspect it could be quite interesting if someone did a little work on it

Thank stanleysmith84
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Take the trail that goes along the river to the Roman bridge . Have something to eat and drink by the old mill and bridge than continue along the trail to the castle and enjoy the view.

3  Thank goncalvesfrank
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

It's a shame with so few 'cultural' activities in the region to find that the castle was padlocked shut on Sunday afternoon and that all the information panels were defaced or illegible due to the weather and half-hearted repair. Sad, as the history of the...More

Thank Lincoln_Cliff
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DiLav03
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Response from MAR-AM-UK | Reviewed this property |
When we went we didn't find it open... so no idea.
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GazaMcC
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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
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