Unmissable tourist sites
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
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..
rue das Portas de Loulé 14 P - 8300 Silves
This museum is set up in a modern building built along the old town wall around a large reservoir tank from the 12C and 13C. The collections retrace the history of this region from the Paleolithic age. Worthy of note are the menhirs and the funerary ..
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 buildings are now a cork ..
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..