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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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  • Within this military fortress, which was once considered the best in the genus XI century the Arabs called him to Baghdad from the West, with a 12TH-century cistern ONLY in EUROPE, is known another equal in Baghdad. After the reconquest was altered and rebuilt Silves became the Capital of the Algarve
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  • Wonderful place to enjoy views of the surrounding area. You can walk all the way around on the walls and also in the garden enjoying the sunshine. Nice to have seen.
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  • Nice view. Get information boards and they were only in Portuguese. High altitudes and very few guardrails. Costs EUR 2.80 entry.
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  • Nice castle, great views and cheap entry tickets, it pays to buy the combination ticket also gives access to silves archaeological museum
  • Cafe is in a castle so the surroundings are great. Good food and coffee
  • Wonderful food with live music to just kick back & enjoy. Highly reccomend a visit
  • Crazy expensive for quantity and quality of food/drinks. Glass of their drinks costs 4.5e.
  • Good cafe in the centre of the castle at Silves. Plenty of shaded seating and a few of those big fans with the mist spray so a welcome stop on a very hot day. The cafe serves all the usual food and drink you would expect a Portuguese cafe to serve. Staff were friendly and polite.