Things to see and do - Silves
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Silves Travel guide
Silves : Michelin's recommendations
All that remains of the old Xelb, the Moorish capital of the Algarve, with its numerous mosques, whose magnificence used to eclipse that of Lisbon, are the high sandstone walls of the castle, situated in the acropolis above the completely white town. The town has preserved its original look with its cobbled mountain streets, which have to be explored on foot.
Tourist attractions Silves : Things to see and do
Armação P - 8365 Armação de Pêra
In calm sea the trip takes you past sandstone cliffs and rocks that have been sculpted into strange shapes by the water. You will see 18 of the Algarve's most beautiful marine grottoes (Pontal, Mesquita, Ruazes).
Largo da Sé P - 8300 Silves
This cathedral was built on the site of an old mosque. The Gothic nave and the lower sides (13C) are striking in their attractive simplicity. The many tombs are those of the Crusaders who helped to recapture the town in 1242. Opposite the cathedral d..
Escadas Gregório Mascarenhas P - Silves
This old cork factory (owned by an English firm, hence its name "the English factory") has been transformed into a huge leisure facility. In the summer, there is an evening water and light show "Aquavision". The old factory buildi..
Avenida Marginal P - 8365 - 909 Armação de Pêra
With sweeping views of the Atlantic, this Holiday Inn has an outdoor pool overlooking the sandy beaches of Armação de Pêra. Facilities include 2 panoramic restaurants and 2 bars. All guest rooms have satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities. S..
Pocinho Santo P - 8300-999 Silves
Situated in a former Arab castle, this hotel overlooks historic Silves and is 2 km from Silves Train Station. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and has an outdoor pool with sun-lounger terrace. Rooms at Hotel Colina Dos Mouros are air-condition..
Leisure activities Silves
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Discover the delightful Algarve countryside, and witness the beauty of the Iberian coastline. Have lunch in the town of Nave do Barao, and visit a distillery for a taste of their "fire water." Embark on a tour of the Algarve countryside to..
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Board a comfortable boat for a cruise up the Algarve coastline. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of beaches, Insonia caves, rock formations, and the many towns and villages that dot the coast. Depart Albufeira and cruise along the Algarve coast to..
Visit the historical town of Lagos, and explore museums, chapels, and beautiful coastal scenery. Continue to the fishing village Sagres to see the fishing harbor, and Cape St. Vincent. See the long stretches of sand and stunning waterfront scenery t..
Estrada de Silves P - 8300-042 Poço Barreto
A single-floor property next to a main road. It has two dining rooms with high ceilings and welcoming furnishings separated by two stone arches. Reasonably priced international menu.