Hinterland Felsenalgarve


Silves: Rio Arade

Silves: Rio Arade

The Arade River connects Silves with the seaport of Portimão. It used to be an important trade route before the lower course of the river silted up. Nowadays the old bridge (“Ponte Velha”) is only used by pedestrians.


Silves: View

Silves: View

View towards Silves, on the banks of the Arade river. The Moorish castle, which was the cultural centre of the region, overlooks the old town.


Castle of Silves: D. Sancho I

Castle of Silves: D. Sancho I

This giant statue of a knight guards the doorway to the Moorish castle of Silves. It depicts D. Sancho I, who reconquered Silves from the Moors for the first time in 1189.


Silves: Castle

Silves: Castle

Aerial view to the castle of Silves, an impressive monument of the Moorish period and its great cultural heritage.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

The Catedral Sé de Silves was erected in the 13th century after Silves had been reconquered from the Moors, most likely in the place of a former mosque. It is different from most other historic buildings in the Algarve as it partially survived the earth quake of 1755.


Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

View from the fortress across the river Arade towads the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Monchique

Monchique

View from the Picota, the second largest elevation in the Algarve, to the village and the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Monchique: Parish church

Monchique: Parish church

Monchique’s parish church, erected during the 15th /16th. centuries, was rebuilt following the destruction of the earthquake of 1755. The main portal, decorated with knotted ropes, is a prime example of the original late Gothic style ("Manueline").

 

© For more informationen about the Manueline click here!


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible from afar. The scarce vegetation of the peak plateau consists mainly of shrubs and various wild herbs. Upon arrival at the peak, you are amply rewarded with stunning views both to the Ocean and inland to the Alentejo.


Lagoa: Convento de São José

Lagoa: Convento de São José

Courtyard of the former convent founded by members of the Carmelite order of nuns in the beginning of the 18th. Century. It is currently the city’s cultural centre and hosts exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and pottery, as well as various shows and discussions in its auditorium.

Our Recommendations
Advertising