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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. Using our custom trip planner, Silves attractions like Castelo de Silves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 loca...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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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