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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.

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Tourist attractions Silves : Things to see and do

  • Boat trip Recommended Recommended

    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).

  • Cathedral Interesting

    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..

  • Fábrica do Inglês Interesting

    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..

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Hotels Silves

  • Holiday Inn Algarve

    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..

  • Hotel Colina Dos Mouros

    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..

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Leisure activities Silves

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Restaurants Silves

  • O Alambique Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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