This is the English version of my blog GDAMAS (Portuguese language, online since 2010). I'm still working on it. English is not my native language.
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.
The tour in the Historic Centre usually begins on the N124 road, which crosses the city (this is shown in an article with a basic day trip Silves). From there, next to a square, we follow up through narrow streets.
Right in the first minutes of walking, almost obligatorily the tourist crosses the Turret of the City Gate.
Silves’ Turret of the City Gate
In medieval times, the turret (12th or 13th century), with gates (popularly known in Portuguese as “Portas da Cidade de Silves”), was part of the wall that protected the site. The gates gave access to the main street.
We no longer see the walls, but the tower is in perfect condition.
See them now with me, through the pictures below … and get inspired for your visit in Silves.
Enter the turret with me:
Interested in visiting this place?
To make your life easier, locate Silves’ Turret of the City Gate directly on Google Maps.
Have fun in Silves!