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Address: Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora, Albufeira 8200-145, Portugal
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Very little of the old town castle (Al-buhera) remains; this section of...

Very little of the old town castle (Al-buhera) remains; this section of wall is a reminder.

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Ancient Stonework

Looked a few times for the Castle Wall & think I found it up a steep winding street in the Old Town. There is a plaque next to it in Portuguese saying Northern Entrance , so I... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2014
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Sydney, Australia
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209 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I'm a bit of a culture vulture & am happy to track down a church etc but this really is a waste of time.

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Thank Phil-Joel
London, United Kingdom
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742 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Very small piece of the old castle. Just a small piece of wall about 20 feet wide containing some original stonework.A large part is still under the current buildings.

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1 Thank Nomadman411978
Albufeira, Portugal
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151 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

You can see that´s an old wall. You will not get excited. It is poorly restored and gives you a feeling that it is an artificial wall. Not worth visiting!

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1 Thank Frits L
Riverview, Canada
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466 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

If you miss this no big deal. As far as history goes this is not very exciting, especially if you have been around and travelled.

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Thank Robert B
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Like most towns of the old days, there are remnants of the old town, castle or city walls, I say remnants, because that is what is left, not much in this case, I saw the photo saying 'Norte Porta' and it brought me back, still for any history holiday maker, it should be on the to do list,

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1 Thank Theycallitmadness
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Looked a few times for the Castle Wall & think I found it up a steep winding street in the Old Town. There is a plaque next to it in Portuguese saying Northern Entrance , so I think that must be it . My photo of the wall & it's arch is really bad & not very interesting but I'm... More 

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Thank sugarandspice2
Oldham, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Found the castle wall on one of my walks around Albufeira but not really much to look at. There is simply a piece of the old castle wall and a plaque in Portugese.

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5 Thank neillyb57
Collooney, Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

well worth a trip to see the castle wall.. beautiful place :) we really enjoyed our holiday.. albuferia is an amazing place

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1 Thank Nedine M
Sheffield
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Amazing especially at night it was a wow we strolled along it looking out onto the beach with a lovely cool breeze coming off the sea

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1 Thank panaceaSheffield
middlesbrough
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

You can actually see part of the Castle walls and you enter through the old gates, lots of history seeing Al buhera (moorish spelling) up one of the little side streets there is an actual moorish arch still in tact

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