Country Riding Centre
This russet-coloured, Lego-like castle – originally occupied in the Visigothic period – has great views over the town and surrounding...
Just below the castle is the sé (cathedral), built in 1189 on the site of an earlier mosque, then rebuilt after the 1249 Reconquista...
Igreja da Misericórdia
The 16th-century Igreja da Misericórdia is plain apart from its distinctive, fanciful Manueline doorway hanging well above street level...
Recanto dos Mouros
Situated 1km or so behind the castle (follow the signs), this is one of Silves’ most popular places. As the Portuguese attest, it’s bom...
Country Riding Centre information
Located about 4km east of Silves, left off the road to Messines (it's signposted); offers lessons and hour-long to half-day rides at all levels.