Silves
The Essential
Interesting
All that remains of the old Xelb, the Moorish capital of the Algarve, with its numerous mosques, whose magnificence used to eclipse that of Lisbon, are the high sandstone walls of the castle, situated in the acropolis above the completely white town. The town has preserved its original look with its cobbled mountain streets, which have to be explored on foot.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Silves

Boat trip at Armação de Pêra
Boat trip at Armação de Pêra
In calm seas, the trip takes you
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Castle
Castle
The largest castle in the Algarve was
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Cathedral
Cathedral
This cathedral was built on the site
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Cruz de Portugal
Cruz de Portugal
This wayside cross from the 16C has
Silves Municipal Archaeological Museum
Silves Municipal Archaeological Museum
This museum is set up in a modern
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