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
Discover the allure of Lagos and Sagres on a half-day trip to the West Algarve with an expert local guide! After a hotel pickup, travel to the lively seaside town of Lagos and see its enticing collection of sights. Pay a visit to Antonine Museum insi..
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Visit the towns of Silves and Caldas de Monchique on a 5-hour tour, and discover Moorish history, elegant architecture and stunning Algarve scenery! With a friendly local guide at your side, explore the town of Silves and visit its star attraction, t..
There is no better way to see the colorful coastal city of Albufeira than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Albufeira attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the Moorish Old Town with its centuries-old sights, Sant’A..
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.