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Silves

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Silves

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'Silves is a city in the Algarve.

Get in

The nearest airport to Silves is Faro (FAO). Flights to Faro are affordable and accessible from most major European cities, particularly the UK and Ireland. In a bid to boost winter tourism, the department of tourism has also worked hard to promote the Algarve as a popular winter destination and this has led to airlines such as Ryanair adding new routes during what is traditionally considered to be the low season.

It is also possible to fly to Lison or Porto, both of which are connected to the Algarve by regular coach services.

Get around

The easiest way to get around Silves is by hiring a car. Public transport is an option although many of the services are not very frequent and are often seasonal. Silves does not have a train stop, however it is possible to use the mezzines stop which is only around fifteen minutes drives from Silves.

See

Silves Castle:

When Silves was the Moorish capital of the Algarve, this castle served as an administrative base for the rest of the Algarve.

Do

Buy

Eat

Fevres de Porco: Literally secrets of Pork, a popular dish in the town of Silves.


Drink

Superbock: A popular Portuguese beer.

Sleep

Duas Quintas Guest House: A restored bed and breakfast just outside of the town of Silves. Colina dos Mouros: A traditional Portuguese hotel


Contact

Get out

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