Things to see and do - Silves
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Silves Travel guide
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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..
P - 8300 Silves
It is best to leave your car in the cathedral square to go in through the surrounding wall of the castle. The path round the battlements has many viewpoints over the town and the surroundings. You can see, to the north-west, the irrigated valley of t..
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..
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..
Quinta da Cruz Alcantarilha P - 8365-011 Armação de Pêra
Leisure activities Silves
Start your Algarve vacation with ease by booking this private arrival transfer from Faro International Airport to your Algarve hotel. Choose from a selection of drop-off points including the towns of Albufeira and Lagos, and then meet your friendly ..
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Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Algarve vacation by booking this private departure transfer from your Algarve hotel to Faro International Airport. The service covers a range of Algarve towns including Albufeira and Lagos. Simply meet your pro..
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Explore the peaceful East Algarve with its charming towns, elegant architecture and sights steeped in history. This must-do day trip includes tours of the Church of St Lourenço in Almancil town, the Algarve capital of Faro with its stately Old Town p..
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.