Silves Castle

Silves’ regional prominence began in the 11th century when the Moors conquered the town. Giving it the name of Xelb, they constructed lavish palaces and created a cultural centre of learning for the whole Iberian Peninsular. Prior to its decline as a port due to silt build-up in its river, Silves was once the capital of the entire Algarve region. It traces its history back to 1,000 BC, and the Romans later found its location and resources much to their liking. During the 11th century, the Moors took and fortified the city, renaming it Xelb and building opulent palaces with the intent of creating a cultural center for the entire Iberian peninsula. Silves castle, a red sandstone fortress of Moorish design and décor is replete with beautiful gardens and statuary.

Beyond the Silves Castle, the town has some of the most intact remnants of its Moorish past. Many of the Moors underground water reservoirs are still used today. Much of the town’s culture is related to historical and archeological pursuits, and there is a museum, the Museu Arquelogico (constructed above the largest, Moorish cistern, no less), that displays prehistoric articles found around the region. The Ponte Romana, a Roman bridge over the Rio Arade is a testament to its Roman occupiers, and numerous Christian monuments can be found throughout town, including a granite cross to the northeast of the city.

Practical Info

While Silves is connected to its past, its people find the present suitable, and Silves nightlife is hopping – it is a beach town, after all, and you can find plenty to do in the way of eating and drinking after a day of soaking up the sun. In fact, Silves has become in recent years a popular winter destination due to its mild climate.

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Adresse: Silves, Portugal
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Vestlige Algarve Lille-gruppedagstur til Sagres, Lagos og Silves

Dette er den ideelle tur til rejsende med begrænset tid i Algarve. Du vil opdage flere højdepunkter på en tur, herunder Sagres, Lagos og Silves. Intet behov for at bestille transport, da tur-retur transport er inkluderet. Du vil rejse med en lille gruppe i et behageligt klimatiseret minivan mellem dispergerede steder. Højdepunkter inkluderer St. Vincent, Fóia, Caldas de Monchique og Silves Slot. Du kan enten tage en vandretur i Lagos eller vælge at opgradere og tage en sejltur.
  • Varighed: 9 timer
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Silves og Caldas de Monchique Dagstur fra Algarve

Oplev Algarves unikke mauriske indflydelser under denne 5-timers guidede dagstur til byerne Silves og Caldas de Monchique, der afgår fra Algarve. Denne tur afslører det imponerende 11. århundrede Silves Slot, et af de bedst bevarede mauriske fæstninger i Portugal. Efter at have lært om maurisk historie under behagelig vandretur, nyd fritiden for at udforske Caldas de Monchique, der er berømt for sine medicinske farvande. Smag chorizo ​​og lokale brød, mens du slentre byen fyldt med rører af romersk historie. Desuden stiger denne halvdagstur i Algarve til toppen af ​​Fóia, hvor du kan se på tekstureret landskab.
  • Varighed: 5 timer
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Silves & Caldas & Monchique hele dagen

Tag en tur til Silves og besøg det fantastiske slot. Derefter udforske det højeste bjerg i det sydlige Portugal, med 360º udsigt til hele Algarve!
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