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Silves Castle

Silves

Castelo de Silves is a medieval castle located in the town of Silves, in the Algarve region of Portugal. 

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the town and the Arade River.

The castle was built by the Moors in the 8th century and was later conquered by the Portuguese in the 13th century during the Reconquista. The castle was renovated and expanded over the centuries, and it served as a military stronghold and a residence for various Portuguese monarchs.

Today, Castelo de Silves is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the region. The castle is surrounded by a charming medieval town that features narrow streets, traditional houses, and shops selling local handicrafts and products.

Visitors to the castle can explore the ramparts and towers, which offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Arade River. There is also a small museum inside the castle that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the castle and the town.

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