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Just off A22 | Castello, Paderne, Albufeira, Portugal
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All reviews fantastic views nice place to visit wild thyme worth the effort old mill off the beaten track car road tower gravel walls cooking restrooms hillside valley
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The history behind this castle is very interesting. Regretfully it is closed for renovations. The scenery is beautiful in its complexity. Be carful that the road is gravel and has some decent grades going up and down.

Thank John H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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 16 August 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 19 June 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 12 June 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 30 April 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 18 March 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 9 March 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 14 February 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 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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2 May 2017|
Response from marlarkey99 | Reviewed this property |
When we went we didn't find it open... so no idea.
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Response from janicem241 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Albufeira Bus Station (up the hill near ALDI), you can get an EVA bus straight to Paderne. These run around every half hour, takes about 20-25 minutes and costs about 2.5 euros. One you get to Paderne, it will... More