Silves Municipality

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  • Day18

    Fiesa - Sandy City

    June 22 in Portugal

    Now we are in Portugal. The coastline is really amazing here in Portugal and the weather is much better than in Sevilla. Today we had about 28 degrees, so it was very nice to be outside.

    We decided to skip the city of Faro, because we have really seen enough cities in the last to weeks in Spain. Our first stop was Fiesa, a "city" made out of sand. The best sculptures you can see here, but there were so many cool things and everything is made out of sand.

    Do you know which sculptures that are? Write the name in the comments if you know who or what it is. Would be fun!

    Jetzt sind wir in Portugal. Die Küste hier ist wirklich beeindruckend, aber dazu später mehr. Vor allem ist es deutlich angenehmer, obwohl wir nur ca. 200 km von Sevilla entfernt sind ist es hier deutlich kühler (28 Grad).

    Mit dem Bus sind wir in Faro angekommen und dort haben wir erstmal entschieden uns die Stadt nicht näher anzusehen. Wir haben nur den Mietwagen abgeholt und sind sofort weitergefahren. In den letzten Wochen haben wir uns aber auch wirklich genügend Städte angesehen. Hier freuen wir uns mehr auf die Küste und die Natur!
    Unser erster Stop führte uns dann sehr unverhofft doch wieder in eine "Stadt" nach Fiesa. Fiesa ist eine Stadt aus Sand. Es gibt jede Menge von Skulpturen die ausschließlich aus Sand gemacht sind. Es ist wirklich erstaunlich wen wir alles getroffen haben.

    Wer erkennt die Skulpturen? Kommentiert ein Bild wenn ihr wisst wer oder was auf dem Bild ist!
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  • Day17

    Silves: Castle and Storks

    May 18 in Portugal

    This morning we drove away from the coast up into the mountains of the Algarve. In Silves was a castle, cathedral, and Roman Bridge, which we saw as we went by. Then we saw an amazing number of nesting storks feeding their babies, and flying around.

  • Day43


    October 10, 2017 in Portugal

    What a beautiful cathedral here that is either the largest or third largest depending on how it is categorized. Beautiful chapels and I was able to attend mass at two of them. Saturday at midnight was the Crowning of Mary with a huge procession that went for an hour and a half with many thousands of people around the Cathedral and perfect weather too. We were so blessed to be able to attend. There is so much to see and do in the old city and we did a lot of walking. Of course I try all of the food from the region including Bull Tail and Pigs cheeks. Both are very tender and very tasty.Read more

  • Day15

    Sand City, Pera

    May 16 in Portugal

    This is a huge, exhibit of over 45,000 tons of sand sculpted by an international group of gifted artists, which has been going on for over 15 years. Each year’s theme is different—this year's is the arts. The exhibit lasts from April 1-mid November.

  • Day2

    Messines 35/66km

    July 30 in Portugal

    After another beer (mahou is better) I arrived at 1630 at Pensão Guia in Messines. I've got my own nice room (25e), what a difference!
    Thanks some shortcuts I took, it was only 35km, but without the breeze it was quite hot in the afternoon. But the way was nice - like the real Camino.
    I've got my first blisters 😞
    After a short sleep I wanted to explore the town, but I managed only to go to the next shop to buy some wine, olives, beer and coke for "dinner".Read more

  • Day68

    Historical Algarve Bus Tour

    March 8 in Portugal

    We wanted to see more of this area of the Algarve and weighed our options of a car rental for the day vs an organized bus tour. We opted for the stress-free bus tour for €39 each, which was about the same as the car rental. Gas is expensive here...about $2 a litre. It was a dreary, drizzly morning when were picked up at our resort and joined 48 other passengers, all from the UK except for four other Canadians. Our first stop was the historic town of Silves where there is a 12th century castle. We didn’t pay to go inside as we had read that the exterior was more interesting than the interior. We wandered through the town and got back to the bus early.

    Next stop was the peak of Monchique Mountain, a range 20 km inland. The peak is almost 3,000 feet and the whole drive up the mountain was in fog and drizzle. Naturally we could see nothing at the top but were reassured by the tour guide that there were beautiful views hiding beneath the fog and low lying cloud. We were invited into a gift shop where they were giving free samples of the local liqueurs, which John described as tasting like shellac (although I doubt that he has ever tasted shellac!).
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  • Day25


    March 25 in Portugal

    Dimanche, 25 mars 2018
    Dimanche des Rameaux, nous rejoignons Silves, petite ville blanche, collée à une colline. Le ciel est encore menaçant pour la procession des Rameaux. Nous suivons la messe dans la cathédrale archi-pleine. Sives était, pendant 5 siècles, la capitale du royaume maure d'Algarve, mais il ne reste plus que l'enceinte de Al Hamra, la résidence du dernier roi et qq restes des remparts. A l'heure du dîner, la Casa Velha nous propose toute sorte de Cataplana. Nous savourons, coude à coude avec des habitués et des touristes, ce plat typique aux crevettes, moules et viande de porc. De retour à notre cc, nous pouvons, pour la première fois ces vacances, sortir nos chaises-longues et faire une sieste sous le soleil. Extra!Read more

  • Day26


    March 26 in Portugal

    Lundi, 26 mars 2018

    Silves a encore des choses à nous montrer. Avant de quitter cette belle ville, nous allons voir la Croix du Portugal, le pont romain et la belle place Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad, Roi-Poète. Il était né à Beja, fut roi à Séville, avant d'en être chassé et de se réfugier à Silves. Un tour au marché et nous partons au bord de mer.

  • Day19

    Porches and Armacao de Pera

    January 8 in Portugal

    We stayed in this area for a month and spent fond times with Luke, Lisa and Aria who put us up in their yard for a few weeks in the beautiful village of Porches then we found a flat to rent In Armação de Pêra, where we spent every day in a gorgeous beach cove called Praia dos Beijinhos. We ate good food, drank wine and tried our best to encourage positive vibes among toddlers.

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