Silves is a few miles to the north of us, into the rolling hills that lead towards Monchique. It is the ancient Moorish capial of the Algarve. See here for more information


The biggest castle in the Algarve and the most beautiful military monument to the Islamic period in Portugal, it has its origins in the ramparts built around the town during the Moorish occupation. It is probably on the site of late Roman or Visigothic fortifications (4th - 5th centuries). There are fairly frequent exhibitions and events held there - including the Beer Festival in July
Castle Silves Gardens Shopping streets
Market The Sé The Sé Café Inglés
Hilly Streets Square Ancient streets Silves Streets

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The Casa
Margarida Tour