Silves

Silves holidays

Oh-so-pretty Silves dazzles with its maze of winding cobbled streets, terracotta-topped roofs and whitewashed buildings. Overlooking the whole lot is an incredible red-stone castle that looks like it’s been plucked straight out of a fairytale. Charming or what? Base yourself here for an authentic Algarve stay not far from the coast.

Sweet sightseeing

Silves was the ancient capital of the Algarve, so there are lots of time-worn sights to see during a holiday here. The quaint Old Town clings to a hillside, topped by the stunning castle and cathedral. Swing by arcaded squares, pretty gates and medieval churches on your way up to see them.  

Day trips galore

If the coast is calling, make a beeline for Armação de Pêra. This sleepy beach resort is just a 20-minute car journey from Silves and home to the Algarve’s trademark gold-sand shores, so days relaxing by the Atlantic are on the cards. You’ve got water parks, great golf courses and vineyards to discover on your doorstep too. 
Ponte Romana Bridge

Ponte Romana Bridge

Silves, The Algarve

You’ll find time-worn Ponte Romana Bridge spanning the Arade River that flows to the south of Silves. Wander along the banks to get a great view of this well-preserved structure from the 14th century and...
Silves Castle

Silves Castle

Silves, The Algarve

You can’t miss this terracotta triumph that dominates the town’s skyline. Silves Castle dates all the way back to the Moorish era, with turrets and battlements still remaining today. Head up to take...
Silves Cathedral

Silves Cathedral

Silves, The Algarve

Built in Gothic style in the 13th century, Silves Cathedral is an impressive ode to the town’s past. Neighbouring bright blooms and leafy trees, the exterior’s a real stunner. Venture inside for...
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