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Old and quite interesting

You can still see where the mill worked and the water sluices that used to drive the stones. An old... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Quarteira, Portugal
Castle Walk

Amazing scenery lovely little tracks to walk along (sensible shoes is a must) Roman bridge and... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Les M
Paderne, Portugal
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Ribeira de Quarteira, Paderne, Albufeira 8200-926, Portugal
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

You can still see where the mill worked and the water sluices that used to drive the stones. An old bread oven is quietly decaying along the track and the ruins of the millers cottage sit above teh bridge beneath the castle

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The road to the picnic site along the river has been closed so you now have to park under the freeway bridge just before the road up to the castle. The river was very high and some areas of the path were under water. About...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of the old bridge and it was stunning up close. It took us some time to find it but it was definitely worth it!

Thank DiLav03
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you like tours and to exlore the nice region, this old medieval bridge in stone, perhaps replacing a wooden construction, it connected to the other side and it was a small river with no water for the moment; you will feel you in an...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of tourist attraction I live, historic, beautiful and off the beaten path. You can see the bridge from the castle. To get there, once you pass under the bridge from the toll highway keep going to your right, the castle road...More

2  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the castle, castle shut. Went for a walk, found the bridge. Nothing spectacular, not worth going out of your for. However it was a nice walk in the sun so if that floats your boat....

1  Thank MAR-AM-UK
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Amazing scenery lovely little tracks to walk along (sensible shoes is a must) Roman bridge and remains of the old bakers house, sometimes streams and rivers in winter months.

2  Thank Les M
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The highlight of our hiking trip was not only getting to see this ancient bridge but to be allowed to still cross it and get truly enjoy the experience.

1  Thank sammcdaniel1
Reviewed 25 June 2016

You start off next to a beautiful, old mill and follow a nature walk, which is punctuated by information boards telling you about the local flora and fauna. The path is quite narrow in places and you could be forgiven for thinking you are never...More

2  Thank janicem241
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Paderne Castle is a hill fort built by the Moors in the second half of the 12th Century, its location on a rocky peninsular on a loop of the Quarteira River was of strategic importance as it controlled the ancient Roman road "Via Lusitanorum". This...More

1  Thank scousemouse
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13 March 2017|
Response from MAR-AM-UK | Reviewed this property |
There's a walk but not a lot to see... there is the castle but when we went it was closed. There is a bit of a nature reserve. Basically it is a place to go for a walk. There is a reasonable amount of interesting plant... More