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  • 1 Boat trip Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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).

  • 2 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel

    Religious buildings

    N125 P - 8365 Armação de Pêra

    This is an attractive white chapel with a pointed bell-tower located on a cliff promontory whose interior, covered in azulejos, houses some charming commemorative plaques (ships).

  • 5 Museu arqueologico

    Museums and art

    R. da Porta 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 ..

  • 6 Cruz de Portugal

    Religious buildings

    18 Rue dos Lírios P - 8300 Silves

    This wayside cross from the 16C has Christ on the cross on one side and on the other a Pietà.

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