Castelo information

Tavira , Portugal
Largo Abu-Otmane
Opening hours
8am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm Sat & Sun, to 5pm winter
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Tavira's ruined castle rises high and mighty above the town. Possibly dating back to Neolithic times, the structure was rebuilt by Phoenicians and later taken over by the Moors; most of what now stands is a 17th-century reconstruction. The interior holds a pleasantly exotic botanic garden, and the octagonal tower offers fine views over Tavira. Note that the ramparts and steps are without railings, so parents beware.