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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.


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!


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


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.


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.


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


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


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




Silves visit 27.10.16

In Algarve,Portugal on October 28, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Good weather is back, 24C during the daytime. I took myself out yesterday on a short visit to the historic town of Silves.

It was a warm day, if rather windy. Plenty of tourists were out and about, including several boatloads who had taken the trip upriver from Portimão.

Here are just a few pictures – click the picture box below to see.


Short visit to Silves 6th February 2016

In Algarve,Portugal,soccer,Sports - football on February 7, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Off to Silves to watch Silves vs Imortal Albufeira, Algarve League Division One.

(We won 2-1, hooray, after a run of three successive defeats.)

I had a few minutes for a quick walk around a bit of the town for some pictures.

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