The Moorish City of Silves

  • Port

    Portimao, Portugal

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Leave the harbor and drive to the old city of Silves, captured from the Moors during the re-conquest of the peninsula.

First, visit the Archaeological Museum of Silves with collections from pre-history including both Roman and Moorish periods.

Then, walk to the old city of Silves to visit the impressive Moorish castle and view the outside of the partly-Gothic cathedral, originally built by King Alfonso X of Castille. On the way back, you will have the opportunity to see the 16th-century cross of Portugal.


The Archaeological Museum is closed on Sundays and holidays; additional free time in Silves will be substituted.