Silves in the Algarve





Silves

Silves is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve of southern Portugal.  The population in 2011 was 37,126, in an area of 680.06 km². The urbanized area includes approximately 11,000 inhabitants. Silves is the former capital of the Algarve and is of great historical importance.

The municipality is crossed by the Arade River, which was navigable in historical times and was key to the prosperity of the city of Silves. The waters of the river form the dams of Arade and Funcho. The landscape of the municipality is generally hilly. To the south the municipality borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Silves is built on top of one of the largest underground aquifers in the south of Portugal, The Querença-Silves Aquifer, and has many orange groves, a fruit introduced by the Moors.

Source: Wikipedia


Some Images
In and Around Silves



Camara
                            Municipal Silves...in the Algarve



See Silves holiday
rental properties HERE


Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de Santo Antonio Castro Marim Olhao Tavira Sao Bras de Alportel Faro Alcoutim Loule Silves Lagoa Portimao Monchique Lagos Vila do Bispo Aljezur Albufeira

Principal parishes & towns in the County of Silves 
 
    Alcantarilha & Pêra  |  Algoz & Tunes  |  Armação de Pêra
    São Bartolomeu de Messines  |  São Marcos da Serra  |  Silves