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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 like to explore the Historic Center. We find there, for example, a castle and a cathedral. The tour in the Historic Center usually begins on the N124 road, […]

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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 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. It is naturally part of my life in the Algarve (south of Portugal), where I live. 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, are an irresistible invitation. At some point […]

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

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

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The amazing Medieval Fairs in Portugal

Portugal promotes the most prominent medieval fairs in the world. They happen especially in July and August, on different days each year. Damas, I’m planning a trip to Portugal. Still in doubt if I choose Summer – July or August – or Spring. Depending on your opinion, I will favor Summer. So, please, what can I expect from a medieval fair? Depending […]

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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 on this blog and my social networks. For instance, consider reading later a post about a day trip to Silves. Every year, in August, we live amazing days 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. With rich History in every square inch, it delights tourists of all ages. I go there often — especially in August — because the Algarve is my home. Interesting, Damas. I’m going to the Algarve and want to visit Silves. How long […]

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

Silves, in the Algarve, is one of the most important historical sites of Portugal. Among the top destinations there, tourists find the Silves Cathedral. I live in the Algarve and go to Silves frequently. After several visits to the cathedral, I will show you the building, with many photos and some basic information for your […]

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Silves Castle is a remarkable 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’re about to discover with me. The virtual tour brings lots of photos and tips for your real-life visit. In the end, a link leads to additional images. Get […]