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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
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
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..
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..
Quinta da Cruz Alcantarilha P - 8365-011 Armação de Pêra
Offering outdoor pool, Hotel Capela das Artes is located in Alcantarilha, 3 km from Armação de Pêra. Free WiFi access is available in this historical building. This accommodation will provide guests with a TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath, ..
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..
Leisure activities Silves
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Description Uncover the 'real' towns of the Algarve and explore the eastern side of this region. Venture into charming rustic villages, see ancient buildings that hold many historic stories, admire various architectural landmarks, and take a c..
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Description Venture into the heart of the Algarve and explore the hidden beauty of the Iberian coastline on this full-day guided tour. Drive through rural Portuguese landscapes, uncover charming villages, and witness the traditional ways of co..
Description Explore the charming historical town of Lagos and the picturesque fishing village of Sagres in this half-day tour from the Algarve. Discover museums, chapels, and beautiful coastal scenery as your guide tells you all about the hist..
Estrada de Silves P - 8300-042 Silves
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.