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“A waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Castelo de Silves

Castelo de Silves
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Silves
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“A waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I have been to this castle before,but a few years back.I noticed it was open in December for a small entrance fee. I thought it had previously been free,which as there is nothing to see from the inside,it should be. We paid two or three Euros and went into a new reception area housing glass display cabinets.These seemed to house sundry books and files with one having an umbrella in pride of place.What an opportunity missed to display a potted history of the castle and its inhabitants over the centuries. Going outside there is a sad,untended garden,and an excavated site showing stonework which could have had any purpose,but with no translation of the one and only sign,remained a mystery. A large area is covered with a garish red brick,which may form some sort of irrigation or drainage,take your pick.
This castle is more impressive from the outside,frankly I would view it from there.



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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Nice to do something different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Visited here with my family, lovely to see the castle and good photo opportunities

Visited July 2011
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Lagos, Portugal
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“The old capital of the Algarve in Moorish times.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Some great concerts held there if you are lucky to catch them. The Castle is lit at night and it is just beautiful.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A very special stone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

The atmosphere. Knowing a lot of its history we feel the centuries...
The views. The orange fields and the river. The legends of the Moors.

Visited January 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good, beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Really nice place, we got some amazing photos.
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Opening Hours:

Daily: 9am-6pm

15 Jul-15 Sep until 6.30pm
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Admission Prices:

Cost: €1.25; under 5s free

Visited July 2011
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