Castelo de Silves, Silves

3.9
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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  • We spent some time exploring the inside of the castle in Silves. The inside of the castle does not have much to see infrastructure wise, but you can walk along the perimeter and up into the lookouts.....  more »
  • Had a great day here exploring the castle and walls. The grounds are well,kept with interesting sculptures And ceramics. Delightful restaurant in the grounds where you can get an excellent ligh5...  more »
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  • Nice castle, nice views from the top. Not sure about not having a barrier between some of the walkway around and the 20 foot drop, definitely need to keep hold of little ones. But it is nice, nice little spot to eat/drink inside also.
  • Historical. Next to the castle. Good position. Good staff, food and drink. Love the live entertainment. (You would need to reserve a table) The only negative for some people: can only be reached via stone steps.

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