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Castelo de Silves

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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re interested in wandering around a well preserved castle wall with great views this is well worth a couple of hours. You can add in the archeological museum for a small cost. It’s easy to imagine just how difficult it would be to attack...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ray H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yesterday we visited the castle and spent about an hour and a half there. The views all around were great and well worth the charge of €5.60 for two adults. There is a Cafe there and toilets which seem to blend very well in to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OttawaHondagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed by our visit to this castle. The castle itself is stunning and well worth visiting. It's been well restored and it's surrounds are in good condition. But when more money is spent on a cafe erected within the Bailey in addition to some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jamiewestcountry
Reviewed 11 January 2019

A medieval castle that overlooks the city of Silves. The audio tour of the fort is worth listening to get the history. A great activity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M W
Reviewed 6 January 2019

I visited the castle on a boiling hot summers day with a large family group with children ranging from 7 years old to 13 years old and everybody enjoyed the adventure. It is quiet a steep walk up the hill to the castle (we stopped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ailurophile87
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Do not expect too much, the fortification is great, even not very safe because no fenceguard. 2,80€ entry fee, it is fair. Sad to see how medieval invasion destroy alAndalus style palace, you see only the ruins of it. Few pictures in the towers rooms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yoan74
Reviewed 2 January 2019

This castle is an amazing find. Located above Silves, it offers splendid views over the surrounding area. When we went (Dec) it was almost empty and was a fantastic place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julieth534
Reviewed 29 December 2018

very impressed with the low cost of admission, although I don't think its a place to take young children because there is no safety rail when walking round the wall

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lscott88
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is our second visit to Silves and we decided to look round the castle this time. The entrance fee is very reasonable and the leaflet is very informative as to what is what inside. You can walk along the walls and go into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Up there is a few places for cars. I left down the street. Admission was about 3 €. You can walk on walls and there is a cafe. Nice views. Seen in 20 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 August 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park by the river and then we walked up to the town square and castle. Well worth the trip.
Julie B
7 December 2017|
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Response from LindaWE20 | Reviewed this property |
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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