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Silves is a city in the Algarve.

Get in[edit]

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 Lisbon or Porto, both of which are connected to the Algarve by regular coach services.

Get around[edit]

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.


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




Fevres de porco (literally, secrets of pork) is a popular local dish.


Superbock - A popular Portuguese beer.


  • Duas Quintas Country Guest House, Duas Quintas, Santo Estevao. A country side bed and breakfast located just outside of the town of Silves. Originally part of an orange growing farm, careful attention has been paid to the original features during restoration.
  • Hotel Colonia dos.
  • Hotel Boca do Rio Resort.

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