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Castelo de Tavira

Largo Abu-Otmane, Tavira 8800-606, Portugal
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“castle walls” (16 reviews)
“lovely garden” (10 reviews)
“free entry” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Largo Abu-Otmane, Tavira 8800-606, Portugal
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"castle walls"
in 16 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 10 reviews
"free entry"
in 8 reviews
"pretty garden"
in 6 reviews
"steep steps"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"small castle"
in 4 reviews
"actual castle"
in 4 reviews
"ruined walls"
in 3 reviews
"fig tree"
in 2 reviews
"great castle"
in 2 reviews
"archaeological dig"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful spot"
in 2 reviews
"tended garden"
in 2 reviews
"playing music"
in 2 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"ruined castle"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free to enter and atmospheric gardens within. Nice views of the town and sea beyond from the ramparts, but crazily busy early August when we went.

Thank PJAL47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty gardens within the ancient walls. The walls themselves have very steep steps that aren't easy, but the views are great if you can! But still worth a visit even if you don't as the gardens are beautiful and as its free to get...More

Thank Charlotte P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time go stroll around this lovely walled garden. Great views from the battlements and an extra bonus after our visit to the camera obscurer at the top of the hill. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time. 🌸🌺🌼

Thank Marie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is free to enter and is worth a visit. It does now have handrails to the steps up to the towers, and has a pretty garden at the centre.

Thank angem200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gardens in the ruins of an old fort. Quite a few uneven steps to climb but well worth the effort. Nice views over Tavira enhanced by two local buskers playing the guitar and singing. Free to get in.

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever you travel around the world, it is always important to understand the history of your destination. Castelo Tavira will enable you to understand the rich and diverse culture of this town. Islamic and Christian culture has carved the journey of Tavira and some of...More

2  Thank Txhir H
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visited the costello is June this year, it doesn't take long to get round it, you can see it all in about 30 mins but the gardens in the middle are very pretty. It is a busy place as there is not much to see...More

Thank suvodka
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Staircases to climb but well worth the effort for the views are stunning! There are viewpoints facing every direction and the adjoining gardens are very lush. Not to be missed.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

There is no easy way to get to this castle, but I took my time and rested when I could. I am so glad I made the effort. We visited in April, so the crumbling stone walls encircled lovely beds of flowers. I did not...More

Thank ShelleyG33
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

.... also, I must say, some stunning views across the Tavira region. The walled garden was lovely too, with a relaxing ambiance, and a good counterpoint to the impressive solidity of the walls, which in turn were both walkable and accessible. A good way to...More

Thank Brimble
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DiLav03
14 December 2016|
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Response from EllenNordvik | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I see that you already have got two good answers. I will just add that the tourist information is in the town centre, easy to find, and you can get more advice from them. Enjoy. Tavira is a very lovely place.
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