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Castle Hunt

A great day out looking for this. Found it peeping out above a house. The street name was a big... read more

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Thoroughly enjoyed Alvor on our day trip, a beautiful fishing village with very friendly locals and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paddy D
Ballyshannon, Ireland
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Largo do Castelo, Alvor, Portimao 8500-003, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great day out looking for this. Found it peeping out above a house. The street name was a big clue.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Alvor on our day trip, a beautiful fishing village with very friendly locals and excellent restaurants and bars

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paddy D
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I think I spent more time looking for the "Castle" than I did within it! I hadn't seen the tripadvisor page beforehand and so expected it to still resemble a castle in some manner, but no, it's just the retaining walls turned into a children's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

dont expect phoenix park dublin..or the curragh of kildare or lakes of killarney just a nice silent spot that is different in alvor....silent and small.........bit of heaven.....calm and relaxing............keep eyes open and u will find it......may have to ask a few times...............worth it

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tomhannon
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We came across the Castle by accident while out for a walk and although the history of the place is interesting it seems a bit neglected, though this may be because we visited at the end of the season. There really isn't much to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CJB1952
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Although not what I was expecting when you go and visit the ruins of a castle this place was very quaint. It is really rather small and there are only the remnants of the four outer walls remaining, one of which holds some information about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zoe F
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Not much to see here although we had to pay to get in. The cash-teller was very grumpy and not encouraging. They were excavating the grounds which was quite interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jenniferbB1236JS
Reviewed 1 July 2018

As others say, not really a castle, just the remains of one of the walls. History is interesting though, it was once an Arabic castle, Islamic. The remains of the wall are interesting to investigate. I took photos. There is a small park there. Ideal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank VoiceOf R
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Visited simply because others visiting the town had reviewed it as a must go place. I have to agree i enjoyed going around the town little side streets to find it. It's has a small park for family's having the public toilets in there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 966tracyanns
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We walked up a short alley and there it was. Not really a castle but the remains of a rather old looking wall. Once over the disappointment it is a nice space with grass,trees and a children's play area. There is also a public toilet...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Michael M
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