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The amazing Medieval Fairs in Portugal

Portugal promotes some of the most famous Medieval Fairs in the world. They happen most frequently in July and August, in days to be specified each year. Damas, I’m planning a trip to Portugal. It would be awesome to witness an event like this. What can I expect? Depending on the city, you can expect a lot – something like the sensation of being in a huge set, […]

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Silves Medieval Fair (Algarve, Portugal) — video

Silves is one of the major towns in the Algarve (south of Portugal). I regularly write about it in this blog and my social networks. For instance, read later a post about a day trip to Silves. Every year, in August, we have amazing days there during the Medieval Fair. It is one of the most famous medieval fairs in […]

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Day trip to Silves (Algarve)

I love to feature Silves on this blog and on my social networks. It is one of the main cities in the Algarve. Filled with History in every square inch, it delights tourists of all ages. I go there often, because the Algarve is my home. Interesting, Damas. I’m going to the Algarve and want to visit Silves. What’s your suggestion for a day trip? First, […]

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Café Inglês: a restaurant in the Historic Center of Silves (Algarve, Portugal)

A charming day trip in Silves’ Historic Center easily makes us discover Restaurant Café Inglês. The restaurant is just a few steps from the Silves Castle and right next to Silves Cathedral.

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Ana & Joana: an interesting gift shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

Tourists often visit typical shops in the Algarve to buy souvenirs. The shops in Silves, specifically, have a special touch. Among them, a favorite is Ana & Joana.

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Al-Tannur: a ceramic art shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

I often express my affection for Silves, in the Algarve. It is in the Algarve (south of Portugal) that I live. So, Silves is naturally part of my life. Every time I receive visitors from abroad, I spend a day trip with them in the city. Silves’ Historic Center attracts History lovers. The Cathedral, the Castle, the Turret of the City Gate, among other sites, […]

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The Turret of the City Gate, in the Historic Center of Silves (Algarve)

Silves, in the Algarve, is a city that breathes History. I go there every year — especially in August, the month of the traditional Medieval Fair. Tourists love to explore the Historic Centre. We find there, for example, a castle and a cathedral. The tour in the Historic Centre usually begins on the N124 road, […]

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Silves Cathedral (Algarve): poorly preserved, but worth the visit

Silves, in the Algarve, is one of the most important historical sites in Portugal. The city breathes the past, so it is still a place of interesting archaeological discoveries. Tourists, of course, are always amazed by all those historical riches. Among the most popular points is Silves Cathedral. I live in the Algarve and go […]

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Silves Castle is an awesome tourist attraction in the Algarve

Portugal, a paradise for History lovers, features some of the best castles to visit in Europe. Among them is the fascinating Silves Castle, in Silves (Algarve, south of the country). This is the castle you will discover now with me. The virtual tour brings lots of photos and tips for your real-life visit. At the end, a link leads to extra photos. Get […]

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The best time to visit the Algarve (south of Portugal)

I love the Algarve. It’s a privilege to live here. The south of Portugal has paradisiacal places and a lot of fun, keeping as a favorite destination for European tourists (especially English, Irish, German, French, Dutch, and Spanish tourists). Cleverly, and understandably, the official Portuguese department of tourism promotes the Algarve as “Europe’s most famous secret.” There’s a […]