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Silves Municipality

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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.

  • 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.

  • Day43

    Seville

    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

  • Day25

    Silves

    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

    Silves

    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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Day1

    Ausruhen von der Rundreise

    September 28, 2016 in Portugal

    Wir wurden um 12 Uhr mit dem Bus zu unseren Hotel in Porches gebracht. Es ist ein richtiges Traumhotel. In einer wunderschönen
    Parkanlage , auf einer Klippe, sind kleine Gebäude verteilt worin sich Juniorsuiten befinden. Der Strand ist zwar klein aber schön und nicht überfüllt und dadurch Wasser schön sauber. Das Essen war Spitze also was will man mehr für einen erholsamen Urlaub. Gute Nacht ihr lieben schlaft gut eure SusanneRead more

  • Day11

    Dag 12 Tapada do Gramacho

    August 13, 2017 in Portugal

    Vanmorgen vertrokken uit Sagres en richting Tapada do Gramacho gereden wat tussen de dorpen Estombar en Silves ligt in de middel of nowhere. Onderweg nog een tussenstop gemaakt in Lagos waar we even rondgewandeld hebben. Toen we waren aangekomen bij Tapada do Gramacho zijn Sterre en Marjon daargebleven en zijn Bente en ik naar Silver gereden waar we een hapje hebben gegeten en daarna naar de supermarkt zijn gegaan om inkopen te doen om 's avonds te bbq- en.Read more

  • Day3

    Pêra - Fiesa

    July 23, 2017 in Portugal

    Wir entschieden uns dazu einen Roller zu mieten und damit die Sandcity in Fiesa zu besuchen. Der Weg dorthin führt teilweise über eine Autobahn, so genau hatten wir uns allerdings nicht erkundigt, zum Glück war es für die Portugiesen gar nicht so schlimm, dass da ein Roller auf der ersten Spur fährt!

    Dort angekommen waren wir von den vielen tollen Ideen ganz begeistert. Es ist wirklich für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei, Filmcharaktere, berühmte Personen, Gemälde, Landschaften, Tiere, wirklich ALLES wurde aus Sand nachgebaut. Ein Rudgang durch das Museum im Freien dauert in etwa eine bis 1,5 Stunden.

    Am Rückweg machten wir einen kurzen Abstecher zum Marinha Beach, ein wirklich sehr schöner Ort, ein Abstecher lohnt sich allemal!
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