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Castelo de Silves

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“silves castle”(59 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We paid 7 Euros(2 adults + 1 Senior) entrance fee. It was interesting and educational. The view from the castle was wonderful and a good way to spend your afternoon. Great value for money too!

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well restored castle with easy access and limited parking. The views from the castle walls are terrific and there is a nice restaurant inside or several cafes beside.

Thank TrevorA371
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The walls were restored in the 1930s and 1940s with further work since then. The entry price is very low, the views of the town and surrounding areas are good. Exhibitions of artefacts and photographs in some of the...More

Thank PhilipH2201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large castle at the top of Silves. Amazing panoramic views from here. Not too much information available during walk around, but well worth a visit.

Thank pam p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really impressive castle over looking the town . Great views from the parapet over the entire country side. Walking the parapet is not for the faint hearted or the less able bodied. The interior has s good modern layout with a cafe. Well worth...More

Thank Thomas Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely big castle to explore. Well worth buying a joint ticket for entrance to castle and museum for €3.90

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple hours here, taking in the ramparts, the views and the amazing cisterns. Also had some gorgeous lemonade in the cafe too. Beautifully kept. Well worth the admission fee.

Thank SueL22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Silves last week and saw the cathedral and the castelo. The cathedral was a little disappointing after all the ones we've visited in France, but the castelo was amazing. It's vast with stunning views from the ramparts, there is also an archaeological museum...More

Thank rosey160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit congested in the ticket office, as entry and exit both went through the room. Of ancient origin, this was a moorish strong point during the Reconquista but has been rebuilt many times. Unlike most British castles, there is no central keep, thougj the largest...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tuesday 16th October and we visited this medieval style Castle, which is classified as a National Monument. There was an admission fee of €2.80 each, it was possible to purchase a combination ticket, for the castle and the museum, think it was €3.90 each. We...More

Thank David D
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31 July 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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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