SILVES

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SILVES

Silves is traditional town built on a series of terraces between the River Arade and the Silves Castle. First settled by Phoenician traders their riverside colony grew to become the Roman city of Sibilis, and then, from the 8th century, the Moorish city of Xelb. Much of this magnificent city was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake. But reminders of its powerful past can be seen in the sandstone walls of the impressive Castle, which provides fantastic views from its battlements over the surrounding countryside.

The castle, where excavations have turned up relics from the Iron Age, the main Cathedral or Sé and the Archaeological Museum are all worth exploring. Worth exploring too are the narrow, winding streets whose white-washed houses are the perfect background for the colourful bougainvillea, for the glimpses between houses of the River Arade, and the rolling hills of orange and lemon groves. 

Down by the riverfront there are several restaurants to choose from, you can enjoy a stroll and admire the Roman Bridge.

Every August Silves turns back the clock to host a wonderful Medieval Festival. The town turns off all neon lighting, dresses itself in medieval garb and welcomes wandering minstrels. Traditional food is served in medieval styled eateries, wine is served in earthenware cups and the currency of the day is the Xelb, not the euro.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PROPERTIES IN SILVES:

GBP262,757
Spacious 4 Bedroom Detached plus 1 Bed Annex with Land & Lake
Property type:
Villa
Area:
233 M 2
Rooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Bedrooms:
5
Details
GBP212,877
Spacious 5 bed villa divided as 2 bedroom ground floor apartment & 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment
Property type:
Villa
Area:
110 M 2
Bathrooms:
2
Bedrooms:
5
Details
GBP106,884
Rustic Bungalow with lake
Property type:
Detached
Area:
160 M 2
Bathrooms:
3
Bedrooms:
3
Details
GBP204,861
5 Bed Typical Portuguese Townhouse
Property type:
Townhouse
Area:
245.9 M 2
Bedrooms:
5
Details

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