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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%
  • Poor3%
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“castle walls” (57 reviews)
“worth a visit” (62 reviews)
“iberico” (31 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely way to spend an hour, check out the sculptures, the falconry and the exhibition. I didn't try the cafe this time but it was very popular.

Thank LindaWE20
Reviewed 5 days ago

An imposing piece of architecture, OK it's not as spectacular as Carcassonne France or Prague but the entrance fee of just under 3 euros makes up for that ! Quite a nice compact town also.

Thank Mister J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for things to do whilst visiting the Algarve apart from go to the beach. I read about the town and how pleasant it was so we decided to drive here. It was a lovely historical looking place overlooked by a castle on...More

Thank nckweeks
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in the delighful old town of Silves which is dominated by the fantasticaly well preserved castle. Well worth a couple of hours out of your holiday to visit. Admisson prices are and food available inside the castle are reasonably priced.

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful Castle in a very disfunctie brown stone. Nog 100 percent original, but still very much worth while.

Thank Wilfred S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once We found the entrance ( wandering about in the heat up a hill nearly killed me!) ,I was pleasantly surprised at how cheap the entrance fee was compared to UK castles!! Not a lot to see really but it was interesting as there were...More

Thank kittycat999
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large, well-preserved Moorish castle that has nice views over the town of Silves. You can walk the perimeter of the high ramparts. The castle is made out of the local reddish Silves sandstone. There is a restaurant in the middle of it...More

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought a ticket from the 'Museu Municipal de Arqueologia de Silves' that let us visit both attractions. Staff were amazingly friendly & the views around Silves are just the best. This is definitely a 'must do' if you're in Silves.

Thank Jonny-Northerner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Moorish Fort is worth a vist, I think it was 3 euro to get in. It's really just a shell but you get good views from the ramparts. As I come from Scotland it's not quite what I would class as a castle.

Thank Hbhoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely couple of hours looking round the castle after a steep uphill climb. Views from the top are great and a very nice café for refreshments. Decent pair of shoes for the walk up and back on the cobbled roads and paths.

Thank Ade C
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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
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.
10 December 2015|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, only guide dogs are allowed