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Castelo de Silves

Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve
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  • Average19%
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“castle walls” (60 reviews)
“silves castle” (53 reviews)
“worth a visit” (64 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay it’s no Windsor Castle, but what do you expect? Climbing up the walls and along the ramparts was fun (though might not be if you have small kids) and the views are good.

Thank JeremyKnott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well worthwhile visit. Entrance only 1euro 40 cent. You can walk all around the parapets but not for the faint hearted as a distinct lack of guard rails having said that the walkways are mainly over 6 feet wide. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Jamesdouglasnelson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from the ramparts. Birds of prey show. A nice little cafe bar for refreshments. Beautiful old building.

Thank clloydie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 3 Eur a person you get to see a courtyard which lacks basic security measures. No hand rails as you climb the stairs up on the walls. 5 meters + fall if you step slightly wrong. Hold the hands of your children! Makes one...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking along the wall, taking in the views, walking the paths through what once were living quarters. The steep steps into the cistern, now a display area, leads a visitor to understand the importance of collecting and storing water future needs.

Thank clero1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove to Monchique area and then on to Silver. The Moorish Castle has an interesting history as does the quaint town. Visited some interesting artisan shops and purchased some tiles. Also took in the Church and city museum. Well worth the visit.

Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this nice quiet town while on holiday in the Algarve. Cobbled old streets, restaurants, churches and a castle.well worth a visit

Thank Surinder S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Lagos and decided to take the short drive to Silves Castle just to do something. We were very impressed with the visit. The entrance fee was low, the castle very enjoyable to walk around - very easy to walk the entire...More

Thank bruceb688654
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks great from the outside but the inside was a disappointing and not what I expected. I thought the Lynx exhibition was a bit strange and didn’t really make the connection with the site. It cost under 5 euros for entry to two sites...More

Thank Lady_Skr76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice castle from the outside, a bit disappointing from the inside. There was an empty big cat exhibit in the middle which seemed a bit random and didn't 'fit' with the castle.

Thank cathal-travelling
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Julie B
7 December 2017|
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Response from LindaWE20 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I can't help with that question!
9 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
18 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.