Castelo de Silves, Silves

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Take a walk around Castelo de Silves, one of the best-preserved Moorish fortifications in Portugal, with its 11 towers, red walls, and excavation sites. Although the structure that can be seen today was built between the 8th and 13th centuries, excavations have revealed origins dating back to around 201 BCE. Located on a hilltop overlooking the town, the castle serves as a recreation spot, nestled in a landscaped park surrounded by palm trees, benches, and fountains. See the remains of food stores, Arab silos, and a 10 m (30 ft) tall cistern here. To visit Castelo de Silves and other attractions in Silves, use our Silves trip itinerary site .
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  • August 19, 2017
    We visited the Castelo as part of wider excursion and that is part of the reason why I think this review won't do the locale justice. We spent just under two hours here but could have easily spent twi...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Well preserved Castle offers a very nice view over Silves, a compulsory passage without doubt.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Historic city, bubbling good until the Castle, great for walking the walk, take water and snacks to spend the morning.
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  • Awesome couple of hours. Not much to do. But great views and cheap entry.
  • Interesting long history reasonably well presented. Sensible admission price affording access to 360°views, modern snack bar and toilets. Access and parking not straightforward.
  • This place offers spectacular panaromic views of Silves municipality.The castle is not that we'll maintained.
  • The old castle with a scenic view of the whole silves. Maximum 1 hr for a tour.
  • Great historical monument at an affordable price - 3€ if memory serves!

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