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Silves, Historic Town Worth a Visit!

Silves Algarve

Historic Silves

Quietly hidden amidst the rolling hills of the Algarve along the banks of the slow-flowing Arade river, with its peaceful atmosphere, Silves Algarve is one of the best locations in the Algarve to still experience authentic Portuguese culture. It has that contagious relaxed pace of life that will instantly throw you in a good holiday mood. You could easily spend your days just wandering through the cobbled streets, drinking a good Portuguese coffee in one of the many typical local cafés or sipping a wine from a terrace watching Portuguese life pass by.

Only in August, during the Medieval Festival, you are reminded of the glorious times when Silves was the capital of the Algarve, a major defensive stronghold and an important trading centre. During the ten days of the Feira Medieval, the rich and turbulant history of the city at the Moorish times is played by actors while the old city centre is transformed in the vibrant town it once used to be.

You can find all you need in Silves, three large supermarkets, a post-office, and enough to keep you busy if you like.

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Medieval Festival Silves starting 28 July!!!

For the 9th year in a row the Town Hall of Silves will host the Silves Medieval Fair. Silves goes back to the medieval times!

9 days of entertainment are promised and this year the dates have been chosen not to coincide with any other major event in the Algarve. So there is no reason for you to miss out on this epic event.

Get into the mood of the time and hire a costume, wander the streets and alleyway where scenes of medieval times will be recreated. Use the money of the time and barter at the stalls. Eat and drink typical dishes of years gone by.

The Silves Medieval Festival is one of the most popular summer festivals in the Algarve and attracts thousands of visitors each year. This year promises to be a memorable event with lots of street entertainment and animation.

Tickets can be purchased at the castle or on entering Silves.

€2 – Day Ticket

€3 / €4 Bracelet

Start: 5pm

End: 1 am


Situated 15 kilometres from the coast and nestling in the valley of the Arade river, the fairy-like town of Silves Portugal is dominated by one of the largest and best preserved castles in southern Portugal – a constant reminder of almost 5 centuries of Moorish rule. This inspiring setting of Silves Portugal is a natural backdrop to a town steeped in history and the prize of successive conquerors. Silves is one of the most beautiful places to visit of the Algarve, Algarve Housing rent unique villas in the area of Silves.

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