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Castelo de Silves

Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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“castle walls” (53 reviews)
“worth a visit” (59 reviews)
“iberico” (30 reviews)
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Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144, Portugal
+351 282 440 800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by Silves on the way back from Lagos to Lisbon. Typical small town with a Se and a Castel sitting on top of hill. This one is more restored and everything feels a bit new. You can easily see the Mooring influence. On the...More

Thank ebweng
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a few hours here enjoying the town and the castle. Very nice atmosphere and the price to get into the castle (3.90 Euros) for adults also included a visit to a local museum. Nowhere in the UK would such an interesting place be so...More

Thank dave01962
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of atmosphere and typical Portuguese welcome, take time to enjoy the Castle and town centre and capture the feel of Portugal.

Thank MarleneRevie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice fruit coctails. Especially watermelon. Ice coffe not bad either. Good and polite service. Beautiful surroundings.

Thank Grumpetka
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a stop I think, but only if you are wiling to climb the walls and like gardens. All the signage is in Portuguese, so it was lost on us. There is a potentially interesting history of the castle told in cartoon strip...More

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasonable price I think as a student I only paid €1.50 so really can't complain at that, Nice views from inside but a small bit unsafe with no railings or barriers for support so people with small children would really need to keep an...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for the money I guess quite unsafe, nice people working inside with the eagle, but that's about it really

Thank Nora M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at the top of a hill ( of course) it is a monument worth visiting. Parking can be a real problem, so it is best to park at the large official car park at the bottom of the hill.

Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of an Algarve tour, we spent a few hours here and it was lovely. Impressive castle for a very descent price. Wonderful views. The surrounding area is beautiful and we went to a local bar that sold craft beer. The local...More

Thank Crishowells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is really nice and has a beautiful view! Outside looks more beautiful than the inside because there are more ruins. Still a beautiful place to visit for a couple hours and a really nice bar inside the castle aswell!

Thank Dominique H
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Is there any wheelchair access? I know we won't get to all areas but some places are better than others
9 March 2017|
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Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no information on leaflet, it is very stee p climb to get to entrance, but never say never there may be another access, best to telephone ahead to be sure,00351 282 440837. EMail castelo@cm-silves.pt.
Julie B
We're coming back again for Christmas. Last year we arrived and the castle was closed. We're back on 21/12/17 when do you close
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.
Are dogs on a leash allowed?
10 December 2015|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, only guide dogs are allowed