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Visit to Silves 22nd December 2018

In Algarve, Portugal on December 23, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

I have not been to Silves for a good while, so as my team Imortal of Albufeia was playing there it was a god opportunity to have a look around. Silves was the capital city of the Algarve ‘kingdom’ 1000 or more years ago.It has a cathedral and the remains of the castle on top of the hill above the more modern town. Here they are in the evening light from across the river valley.

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Silves is a popular place for a day trip from the coastal resorts, especially in summer. Yesterday it was fairly bright and sunny, a few visitors were about.

The old bridge, it is not Roman as some would have you believe!

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The river nearby was very sluggish and was coated with a green algae which the many fish seem to like.

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The market hall is the building with the red pointed roof, across the street a more modern consumer venue on the site of a long derelict factory building.

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Silves has a maze of small streets up on the hill. Unfortunately as with so many towns here a lot of the buildings are unoccupied and derelict. Some streets of tiny houses are however well kept, like this one.

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I will bet that most you don’t have this in mid winter where you live!

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The view from the north side of the old castle walls, looking over the orange groves and modern suburbs.

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For more pictures please follow this link – Silves 22nd December 2018

And finally, sunset at the railway station while waiting for the train back to Albufeira.

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