Silves Municipality

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  • Day615

    Silves Castelo & Odeceixe beach

    February 10 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Silves is an attractive town, 15km inland from the coast, built above the banks of the Rio Arade, once an important trading route into the interior for the Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians, who wanted the copper and iron minerals found in this part of the country.

    The cathedral, with its Gothic interior and tombs, and castle are its main tourist attractions today. From the castle ramparts the views take in the town, surrounding countryside and hills in the distance. The castle today dates mostly from the Moorish era and lots of excavating is currently going on unearthing treasures from times past. A lot of restoration took place during the 20th century when the castle was beginning to look very unloved. One of the most recent, modern additions was to incorporate a cafe into the castle grounds. Here we sat in the sunshine, surrounded by history, for a bite to eat. The 12th century water cisterns, 5m deep, are host temporary exhibitions. It was here that we learnt about the Iberian Lynx and how it is close to extinction despite large numbers found in Portugal only 80 years ago. People are working hard to reintroduce this beautiful wild cat and build the numbers back up. There is a long way to go.

    On the west coast we visited Praia Odexeice, a beautiful, horseshoe shaped beach at the head of an estuary that carved its way through the valley floor. With the Atlantic surf pounding the outlying rocks, we sat on the clifftop looking down onto the fine, golden sands below where a few brave people were dipping their toes into the cold waters below.
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  • Day24

    Mikki's place to stay

    January 18 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Armacao de Pera-Pera ca 5 km

    Kurzes Gastspiel im Auto und toller Platz in der Pampa. Ceramic und Art Studio in der Prärie ist ein liebevoller Platz für eine Nacht . Ausgefallene Kunst und ein schöner Platz locken hier für 14€.

  • Day18

    Fiesa - Sandy City

    June 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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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  • Day113


    November 27, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Herrlicher Tag heute, mit dem Rad ans Meer und dann auf der Terrasse Sangria genießen (den hab ich vergessen zu fotografieren) 😂🤣

  • Day124


    December 8, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    War ein eigenartiges Gefühl, im t shirt da zu sein..... 👍😀😉

  • Day163


    January 16 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Am Morgen... Reif, dann erwacht der Frühling mit der Mandelblüte.. Aber auch die Gemütlichkeit kommt nicht zu kurz.. 👋👍😎Hoffe, ihr habt alle den Schnee gut überstanden 👋

  • Day189


    February 11 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Ihr hofft das der Schneefall endlich aufhört. Hier wird es von Tag zu Tag wärmer und es hat Frühsommer Temperaturen. Ansonsten alles bestens 👍 uns geht's gut und wir sind wohlauf 👍😎🙂

  • Day43


    October 10, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    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

  • Day17

    Silves: Castle and Storks

    May 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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.

  • Day164


    November 4, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We have decided to embrace a bit of free camping and found this spot behind the Praia Grande near Faro. Close to a beach bar where we enjoyed a glass of wine prior to a stroll into the adjacent town.
    The site was very peaceful and we had the place to ourselves after sundown.
    We had a look at Silves on our way and recalled our previous holiday in the area.Read more

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