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  • Address: Silves, Portugal
With its imposing Moorish castle and smattering of whitewashed, orange-roofed houses lining the Arade riverfront, the ancient town of Silves is an arresting sight. It’s more than just a pretty face though – Silves was once the capital of the Algarve and it remains one of the region’s most important historic sites, making a popular choice for a day trip or boat cruise from nearby Portimão.

Silves’ small center is easy to get around on foot, starting with a visit to the historic castle, a striking red brick fortress that dates back to the 12th century. Other highlights include the Silves Cathedral, the landmark Roman bridge, the monumental Cross of Portugal and the Archaeological Museum.

Practical Info

Silves is located in the central Algarve region of Portugal, around 15km northeast of Portimão.

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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve, The Algarve, null
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Silves and Caldas de Monchique Day Trip from the Algarve

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Visit the towns of Silves and Caldas de Monchique on a 5-hour tour, and discover Moorish history, elegant architecture and stunning Algarve scenery! With a ...  Read more

Location: Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.01
4-Day South Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Lagos, Algarve Coast, Sagres, Évora, Beja and ... 
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4-Day South Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Lagos, Algarve Coast, Sagres, Évora, Beja and Setúbal

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

Discover the beautiful southern region of Portugal on this 4-day trip from Lisbon! Visit the charming villages of Lagos, Sagres, Évora, Beja and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $834.10

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