Silves medieval 2021

silves medieval 2021

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 buy in Silves?

The streets of Silves are packed with market traders who have come from all over Europe and North Africa to sell their wares. Goods for sale range from dried fruits, nuts and dates from Tunisia to singing bowls and carpets from Tibet.

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.

What is Silves Feira medieval fair?

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.

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.

What is the Fair in Algarve?

The Fair is one of the most popular of the summer festivals that take place across the Algarve. Its fun for the whole family, there are plenty of stalls selling food and drink, plenty of entertainment and it is a spectacular way to appreciate the vibrant history 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 to do in Silves in Spain?

Today, Silves Cathedral is a must-visit for every tourist in town and is located just a few steps away from Silves Castle, the Tourist Information Center, and Museu Municipal de Arqueologia de Silves. 3. Shop like a local at Mercado Municipal de Silves

Why choose Silves for your Algarve holiday?

No other place in the Algarve can rival Silves long and varied history, while the castle is a truly unique attraction of southern Portugal. Silves has a completely different ambience to the hectic coastal towns, and is a great location to experience typical Portuguese daily life.

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