Top Attractions in Silves
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- We stayed for 2 weeks in the Holiday Inn,with a nice view down onto the beach.It is a long sandy beach,quite beautiful.Lots of sunbeds,well-used at weekends.though I several times walked on here,I am not a fan of sand(Iknow the majority of holidaymakers seem to crave a sandy beach).I much prefer the pebble beaches of Croatia and Greece,where the water is so clear due to the lack of sediment,and I don't have to wash the annoying sand off my feet!But the beach here is certainly quite pretty,especially when seen in early morning or late evening sunlight.Written 26 June 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Lovely tour with a guide telling you about the wine-making process ending with trying 3 wines with cheese and meats. A great afternoon was spent.Written 18 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- While I was on holiday I had a chance to come here. The entrance price was very cheap. So I spent as much time as I wanted to explore the history of the castle. It goes back to the moorish times. There are certain sections that have small rooms to walk into for some history to read. The statute outside was amazing. If your a castle fan why not go to it.Written 2 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great fun for all the family. Runs in August.Folks dress up in medieval clothes and parade thru the town to the sounds of music..there are jugglers, snake charmers,street singing and performing, stalls selling local produce and crafts...hay bales and benches in the streets next to barbecues of hog roasts and sides of beef. U pay a couple of euros entrance and buy an earthenware goblet for one euro in which they serve any drinks that u buy. It all starts in the evening from 6pm with a parade thru the town, then a show at the castle later for which u pay extra to go see.alot of fun and a great evening out for all the family.Written 25 August 2019
- I took my kids along and it was a sweet and delightful experience learning about local orange farming. Our host was passionate about his farm and it was interesting to learn how things have changed over the years for this family-run farm. Advice: wear closed-in shoes and bring an empty water bottle to fill with freshly squeezed orange juice.Written 5 August 2022
- Aside from the obvious castle visit and fascinating central museum (both worth a visit) the greater Silves area is full of interesting hikes. In the valley north there are standing stones, graves carved into the rock and ancient csrnes. It's an absolutely beautiful area, and of course after a day having adventures you can have a dinner or a drink in one of the many cafes that spring up all over town.
I recommend the sushi place down by the main town square, basic decor but the food is amazing!Written 28 June 2021
- The cathedral is sited within the town's ancient walls,at the town's highest point.Entrance fee is modest,worth it to view the interior.Peaceful here,but so was the old town when we visited.Written 26 June 2021
- This beautiful, beach is accessed by a dirt road leading to a long board walk over the dunes to the beach. There are no facilities or places for food or drink. Those 3 factors keep this beach fairly quiet. The beach stretches east to Albufeira and west to Armacão de Pera. Walk on the beach or the newly completed boardwalk that follows mostly north of the dunes. Ample parking. No overnight parking allowed.Written 27 April 2022
- After having discovered this important Moorish legacy, the local authorities built a museum around the cistern. Along the walls it is displayed the archeological history of this region; very pedagogic and very easy to follow / understand. Enjoy!Written 3 May 2022
- Good walk around reservoir ,in overcast weather. Met goatsman on way back to car with his large herd .Plenty of free parking and peace and quiet .
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- There was no entrance fee here.Worth a short visit to admire the beautiful frescoes behind the altar.Written 26 June 2021
- fantastic day out in this historic town. the castle is well worth a visit if you get the chance just outside the town is a Restaurant Monchique 2, fantastic service and food at realistic pricesWritten 13 April 2019
- This is a small local market with fresh fruits and veggies. Early in the mornings, there MAY also be fresh fish. There are a few local craft items and one cork stand but the hours for those stalls are very erratic. I have been on a resident visa here for 3 years and I have many times felt that there are two prices for everything. One price if you are a tourist and another price if you are local. I still stop in when I am in the area for fresh fruit & veg. The building is worth a walk-through.Written 23 February 2020
- Vanessa was a delightful hostess and we spent much longer in her company than we expected to. We did not go on an organised tour but booked privately and she was very accommodating when we needed to change the day of our visit because a family member had a migraine. This was important to us as we only had a few days together before their return to the UK.
Visiting privately, I would only make one observation. The signage for the Convento needs to be better as we were not sure if we were at the correct entrance. Vanessa was happy to come and find us and we very much enjoyed our time with her. We will return to see what progress the business has made in the future. We wish you good luck with the enterprise.Written 18 October 2021
- A smaller family winery, which must be booked in advance, as there is no traditional shop or door to simply enter, you can choose between 3 different tastings, which then include a tour, 3 wine and a bowl of tapas. prices are a bit more expensive, a tour with a more exclusive Negro Mole package of wine made only there costs 25 eur per person, wine prices are also a bit more expensive from a 7 eur bottle, but very aromatic and with specific taste nuances.Written 21 September 2020
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- Benagil Full Day Cruise from Vilamoura by Catamaran
- Historical Algarve - Full-Day Trip
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- full day Wine Tour from Albufeira
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