In the many years that the Moors occupied this part of
Southern Europe, the small city of Silves used to the
Capital of the Algarve. In importance, construction, size
and appeal it found it equals in the lush cities in
Andalusie, Spain, like Sevilla and Cordoba where you find
the famous Al Hambra, for example.
In many old buildings within the walled old city you can
still find many traces of this occupation.
The remains of Silves Castle are worth a visit.
On the large terrace in front of the castle and the very old
church, Brazilian music is often played on Sunday afternoons
and a visit to the August Medieval Festival is an
attraction. So is the Silves Beer Festival, by the way………….
There are many authentic small restaurants in Silves where
you can eat the local Cataplana or very good seafood, while
listening to the Fado music.