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Castelo de Silves

Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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“silves castle” (47 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited here at different times of the year and have always found something of interest either in the castle itself or the town. Visited in May and the city is awash with nesting storms. Every chimney and post seems to be occupied by them....More

Thank Middleagespred
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited before, impressive as you enter Silves from the hill. Large outer wall, but not much inside. Now has a restaurant inside. Did catcha display by man with a falcon, which was good.

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Silves, Portugal has an attractive castle that was built as a Christian and Moorish fortress in the Algarve area. It was remodeled at various times and still shows both Christian and Moorish touches. It has a commanding view of the valley around Silves. Entrance fee...More

Thank Dtlusty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Silves to see this castle and was surprised to find that their was little information around about its history. The walls are nice to walk on for adults to see the views but I would not advise this with small children due to the...More

Thank maddonna22965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Castle to visit; it is a very big place. Nice history about the place; lovely views. While we were there in June it was very hot and the castle is very exposed so an umbrella for shade and drinking water would be handy.

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find it, pleanty of parking places arround the castle in october. The regular entrance fee for adults is 2,8 euro. It is possible to walk arround the castle on walls. Comfortable even for families with children or elder people, because not difficult at...More

Thank SigitaVilnius
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying locally or have a car it is well worth a short trip to spend an hour of your day. We parked up on the main road on the outskirts of the town by Lidl and walked up some steep rough steps....More

Thank DJ1390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the castle for a coupe of hours to break up our holiday by the pool, well worth a look, very cheap entrance fee and great views of the surrounding town etc. Be warned it is a fairly steep walk up to the castle and...More

Thank Mart1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk the walls of this old castle and view the countryside and interior courtyard (with trees and foundations of old moorish palace), but there is little else. Seems that they use the courtyard for concerts sometimes (was set up like that when we...More

Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in Silves you should take time to see the Castle, it's an old Moorish Castle. There is a large free parking lot at the west end of the Main Street. Take time to enjoy a meal at one of the great cafes, I...More

Thank Fulltimevagabonds
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Mymsman |
To answer my own question access to Silves Castle is pretty good and it is worth a visit. There is no disabled parking at the castle entrance but you could drop off/pick up, there is disabled bay a short way up the road... More
Julie B
17 February 2017|
Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
Leaflet says open daily except Christmas and New Year's day. Winter 9am to 5.30pm(last entry 5pm ) contact silves council tel 00351282440800 ext 2704 such a shame to miss out, its worth a visit. Hope this helps you.
10 December 2015|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, only guide dogs are allowed