Welcome to Silves

Silves is a delightful fortified town, which was once the ancient capital of the Algarve. Today Silves has a calm and peaceful ambience, but during the Moors era, it was a major defensive stronghold and important trading town. It is one of the best locations in the Algarve to experience authentic Portugal and to immerse in the compelling history of the region. Remnants of this illustrious past can be seen while exploring Silves, from the huge red brick castle, the impregnatable town walls, through to the gothic cathedral which was built on the site of a grand mosque. The town has a unique atmosphere, being very different from the hectic coastal resorts, and reflects the Algarve prior to the modern boom of mass tourism. Within the historic section Silves the town has remained virtually unchanged for more than five hundred years, with almost no hint of modern development.

Top Tours & Activities in Silves

From Albufeira: Jeep Tour In Monchique And Silves With Tasting Of Algarve Snacks

Get to know the best of the real traditional Algarve in this full day tour from Albufeira. You will taste great local wines and our best tidbits while visiting secret monuments and privileged points of view of the Monchique mountains and the city of Silves.

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Go West Algarve (Sagres, Lagos And Silves), Departing From Algarve

Early in the morning we set off on a comfortable 9-seater minivan, heading for the Cape of St. Vincent, or Promontorium Sacrum as the Romans nicknamed it, in honor of Saturn, an ancient god. Legend has it that St. Vincent was buried in a hermitage, but the chapel would be destroyed some time later.

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Albufeira: Full Day Of Wine Tasting In Vineyards And Visit To Silves Moorish Castle

Join us on this full day tour and discover the Algarves wines. Travel in the beautiful countryside, visit two wineries and taste three different wines in each farm. Enjoy a homemade local tapas meal, and at the end of the trip visit the old town of Silves and its impressive moorish castle.

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Boatjipe – Boat Caves Tour + 4X4 Silves Tour

The boatjipe are two tours in one - enjoy the boat and the jeep!

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Jipe Safari – Silves – (We Drive)

We want to share our experience in driving 4x4 vehicles while, at the same time, showing you landscapes that are difficult to visit other way.

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From Albufeira: Half Day Wine Tasting Tour In Vineyard & Silves Moorish Castle

Enjoy the great experience to discover the Algarve's real culture, heritage, history and the amazing Portuguese wines, in a small group tour. A complete guided wine tour to a countryside vineyard followed by a wine tasting. Later, visit the town of Silves and the old moorish castle.

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Airport Transfer From Faro To Carvoeiro / Silves

Transfer from Faro to Carvoeiro / Silves or from Carvoeiro / Silves to Faro Airport

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Silves And Monchique Full Day Tour

Take a tour to Silves and Monchique to see the stunning beauty of the area, the architecture, and discover the sights.

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.