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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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  • Beautiful castle of Arab origin of reconstituted great views from the top of the walls nearby pay attention to children (who enter for free) because it's not bodies everywhere and that guards can be dangerous in a split second of inattention
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  • Visited on a day out from the beach but wasn't that impressed with the castle. On the upside it was inexpensive & we saw some good views from the top of the ramparts. 
  • Got a combi family ticket at the museum which was excellent value as are all public funded attractions in Portugal. All the ramparts are accessible giving commanding views over the town and surroundin...  more »
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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.