Silves medieval

silves medieval

What is Silves medieval festival?

Silves Medieval Festival is an annual event taking place in the Algarve every August in the city of Silves and is an event that the entire family can get involved in. Silves is an inland city in the Algarve, although by most standards you would probably consider it to be more of a town in size.

Is Feira medieval de Silves worth a visit?

Feira Medieval de Silves is a fantastic experience for all the family and well worth at least one trip during the event. The event takes over part of Silves leading up to the Castle and is all things Medieval whether music, dancers, entertainers, jousting, food, stalls and more. Suitable for all ages.

What is Silves in Portugal like?

Silves is an inland city in the Algarve, although by most standards you would probably consider it to be more of a town in size.

What does Silves mean?

Silves (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsiɫvɨʃ]) is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve of southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 37,126, in an area of 680.06 km².

What is Silves medieval fair?

Silves Medieval Fair (Silves Feira Medieval) takes place each August in the historic city of Silves. Silves Medieval Fair began in 2004 and has now grown into a large 10-day event which attracts over 130,000 visitors to watch the nightly historical dramas and re-enactments of the towns Islamic history.

What is Silves in Portugal like?

Silves is an inland city in the Algarve, although by most standards you would probably consider it to be more of a town in size.

What to do at Silves Festival?

Silves Castle is one of the main venues for the festival along with Praça AlMutamid and the square outside Silves Cathedral. The fun and action starts at 6pm every evening and continues until 1pm.

Is Silves worth a visit?

Without a doubt, a fantastic experience for all the family and well worth at least one trip during the event. As Silves transforms into a medieval town.

Why visit Silves in Portugal?

Along with its rich history and fascinating sights, Silves lies within a scenic region, set along the banks of the slow-flowing Rio Arade and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Algarve countryside. Silves is the best day trip of the central Algarve region and is highly recommended during your holiday or tour of the Algarve.

What is Silves famous for?

Silves is a medium-sized town situated in the Central Algarve. The town is famous for its incredibly well-preserved Moorish Castle ( Castelo de Silves), cathedral (Catedral de Silves ), and its annual Medieval Festival. Incredibly picturesque, Silves is one of the Algarve’s most beautiful towns.

What is it like to live in Silves?

Unlike many of the other towns in the Algarve which tend to be built almost entirely around the tourist season, Silves is a ‘lived-in town’. It does quieten down during the winter, but never becomes a ghost-town like many other Algarve towns as most of the people who live and work in Silves work in sectors other than tourism.

What does Silves mean?

Silves (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsiɫvɨʃ]) is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve of southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 37,126, in an area of 680.06 km².

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