Situated at the top of the historic town of Silves lies Silves Castle or Castelo de Silves as it is known in the local language.
The town was once the capital of the Algarve during the Moorish era and the castle itself appears to date all the way back to the 10th Century.
It is a short trip from the coastal region of Western Algarve and is well worth visiting.
I am a bit of a history buff and a sucker for a castle or palace.
The beautiful red brick and stunning scenery offers something different from what I have experienced back home in the UK.
There is a minimal cost of € 2,80 to enter the castle. It is small so it would only take you an hour or so to take a good look around.
Inside the grounds of the castle is a beautiful little restaurant where you can sit and have a drink or something to eat and take in the beautiful soundings. In most places like this you would expect the restaurant prices to be somewhat extortionate but it was so reasonable priced, which I was quick shocked by.
So I enjoy and nice drink and a toastie, sat in the sun and lap up my lavish castle life (if only for an hour).
I’m gutted I didn’t have the chance to explore more of the town of Silves itself; it’s defiantly something I would do on my next visit to Portugal.
What castles have you visited and loved?