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Address: Just off A22 | Castello, Paderne, Albufeira, Portugal
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Castle shut, pleasant walk

We visited in June but the castle itself was shut. It didn't look much from the outside but we had a nice walk around the lands around where there were some nice views. If you... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to experience an authentic castle in surroundings that have not changed for hundreds of years then this is the place to go. Full of history and set in the beautiful countryside this was one of the highlights of my trip. The dirt road to the castle is steep and not for the faint hearted and would recommend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in June but the castle itself was shut. It didn't look much from the outside but we had a nice walk around the lands around where there were some nice views. If you want a nice walk in the sun fine, but don't come out of your way for a historical feast at the castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been to Paderne before but never done this walk and were really glad we did. The castle is almost incidental to the beauty of the walk as it is closed and you really just see the walls but the walk up to it is fantastic. We did it in october so it wasn't too hot. It is a... More 

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Paderne, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Amazing scenery lovely little tracks to walk along (sensible shoes is a must) Roman bridge and remains of the old bakers house, sometimes streams and rivers in winter months.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This castle with the close by Roman bridge shows that this area has been ruled by the Romans too - otherwise as you are not allowed to go inside the castle, there aren't that much to be seen here...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

While the castle is enjoyable to walk around, the best part of the trip is by far the hiking both to and around the castle. The trails are well marked and offer wonderful views of the countryside as well as a river bed leading to a mill and Roman bridge. If you are in the mood to do more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I didn't realise the history of the Algarve ...a great place to start!! Wear decent shoes ...a bit tricky if you want to explore!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We visit Paderne regularly, but this is the first time we have gone to the Castle. To be honest, there is very little of the Castle to see, but the views from the summit are breathtaking. A lovely, quiet spot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

There is a nature trail below the castle which gives a change from beach resorts; the castle is small and was locked when we visited. Most importantly, Satnav directions took us down a 'fastest route' ever-shrinking lane/path which did not go to the castle and was difficult to get out of! Follow the road signs instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience an authentic castle in surroundings that have not changed for hundreds of years then this is the place to go. Full of history and set in the beautiful countryside this was one of the highlights of my trip. The dirt road to the castle is steep and not for the faint hearted and would recommend... More 

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