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Castelo de Tavira, Tavira

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The Castle of Tavira (Portuguese: Castelo de Tavira) is a medieval castle located in the parish of Santiago, Tavira municipality, Faro district of Portugal. In a dominant position over the mouth of the river Gilão, the settlement has developed as an important sea port since antiquity, with its predecessors dating back to the 8th century BC, passing through the hands of Phoenicians, Greeks, Celts, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors and the Portuguese crown.
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  • There is very little remaining of the castle except for the walls. You can climb up onto the walls. Beautifully maintained with pretty gardens and great views of the town. 
    There is very little remaining of the castle except for the walls. You can climb up onto the walls. Beautifully maintained with pretty gardens and great views of the town.  more »
  • The castle only remains really but it's still worth a visit. You can walk along the castle walls and see the town of Tavira -with some lovely views. There was some beautiful bougainvillea growing... 
    The castle only remains really but it's still worth a visit. You can walk along the castle walls and see the town of Tavira -with some lovely views. There was some beautiful bougainvillea growing...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Free entrance to the lovely gardens and old walls, with nice views over Tavira. WC also available inside. Has an access via a stairway from downtown and another via the main gate from 'uptown'. Nearby but limited parking...
  • It’s more of a ruin than an intact castle, but it’s enjoyable with a dog walk or a little trail hike. Some good views from the top.

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