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
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..
R. 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 buildi..
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 3 bars. The contemporary rooms at the Holiday Inn Algarve feature wooden finis..
Leisure activities Silves
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Visit the old part of Faro and see the Arch of the Villa. Admire the strange cubist buildings in Olhao, take a boat trip on the Ria Formosa, and explore ancient buildings like the Tavira Castle and St. Maria Church. Start in Faro with a guided visit..
Discover the magic of the wild Algarve countryside. See the Castle of Silves and learn about its construction; catch magnificent views at the top of Foia, the highest point in the region; and marvel at the cliffs near the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse...
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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..
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.