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...
This russet-coloured, Lego-like castle – originally occupied in the Visigothic period – has great views over the town and surrounding...
On the ground floor of the town-hall building, this quaint, tile-lined place is Silves' oldest cafe and the best place to try Algarvian...
Rua do Castelo 11 · interesting places nearby
Café Inglês information
Located below the castle entrance, Café Ingles has a wonderful, shady terrace. The food is excellent (don't miss the chocolate St Emilion dessert). One of the Algarve's liveliest restaurants north of the coast, it boasts an elegant interior, and has live jazz, fado (traditional song) and African music at weekends.