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Silves, a place in the Algarve not to miss!

Silves is a place not to be missed when you visit the Algarve, the most southern part of Portugal. Most of our villas for rent located close to Silves, time to write about historic town Silves.

Once the capital of the Arab kingdom. A once flourishing city of palaces, gardens and bazaars, Silves may have lost its influence but not its interest. The surrounding area is comprised of mile after mile of orchards – peach, almond and orange trees. The redsand stone fortress is open daily (09:00-19:00). A 13th century cathedral built of red and white sandstone has fine emblazoned tombs and should not be missed.

The best way to start your visit to the city is by going to Silves market in the morning. You will enjoy the aroma of the fruit, vegetables and fresh fish at this crowded, noisy but charming venue where you can buy everything you need to cook a delicious meal.

Silves, with its terraces, minarets, the façade of the Arabic palaces and streets complete with bazaars, make the city a great attraction for all visitors.

Walking on foot over the hills around the city, you will see flourishing orchards of almond, orange and fig trees.

Nowadays, Silves still maintains this medieval charm: from the 7-arched Roman bridge winding cobbled streets lead to picturesque squares fronted by churches and colourful cafes. Bars, shops and restaurants where local cuisine can be sampled at leisure, are interspersed with typical red roofed houses. The Fabrica do Ingles is a more recent social gathering point, offering restaurants, conference and exhibition facilities and during the summer months, concerts, laser shows, and theatrical re-enactments.

Silves has a great deal to offer, blending past and present to create its own unique atmosphere. Magnificent surroundings and the accompanying gentle pace of life combine to provide a memorable and truly remarkable visit.

AlgarveHousing rent various holiday homes in the Silves area, I just mention a few;

Casa Lavender, Casa Vilarinha, Casa Ceramica, Casa da Pedra, Casa Laranha, The Windmills, Casa Eucalyptus,Casa Barradas and Monte Boi.

Please contact me for more information regarding prices, availability or more information.

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Monte Boi is a perfect Holiday Home, the Choice is yours!

Life is too short to settle for anything less than perfect, especially when it comes to holidays. When it is this easy to find private accommodation that will capture your heart, why settle for a cramped, impersonal hotel room? Instead, choose a spacious, private holiday home all of your own, where you can relax in peace by the side of your very own pool is just moments away…..

AlgarveHousing has a wide choice of Private Holiday Homes for you in the centre of the Algarve, the most southern part of Portugal. Monte Boi we just added to our list, and we are very happy with this villa. Located in the green heart of the Algarve, between market town Messines and historic town of Silves, 3 bedrooms of which 1 en-suite. Private pool and gardens, stunning views to the coast and distance sea view!

Only 20 minutes drive to the beach, golf courses and water parks.

You can find more information and prices on our website, and contact me for further details.

Monte Boi the perfect Holiday Home in the Algarve.

Pictures of Monte Boi are taken by algarvephotography.net

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