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Surroundings - Silves and the old Castle

In the many years that the Moors occupied this part of Southern Europe, the small city of Silves used to the Capital of the Algarve. In importance, construction, size and appeal it found it equals in the lush cities in Andalusie, Spain, like Sevilla and Cordoba where you find the famous Al Hambra, for example.

In many old buildings within the walled old city you can still find many traces of this occupation.

The remains of Silves Castle are worth a visit.


Silves, with the medieval castle on the background


On the large terrace in front of the castle and the very old church, Brazilian music is often played on Sunday afternoons and a visit to the August Medieval Festival is an attraction. So is the Silves Beer Festival, by the way………….


A plaza in Silves surrounded by old buildings

There are many authentic small restaurants in Silves where you can eat the local Cataplana or very good seafood, while listening to the Fado music.