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Casa Carob Silves

Take yourself away from the
madding crowd
to Casa Carob near the town of Silves
Algarve Portugal

Relaxing  - Revitalising - Peaceful

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free wifi

10% deposit required when booking - Balance on arrival Card payments accepted

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From 50 euros per night
Min Charge 150 euros (3 nights)

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Tel: 0330 9000 121

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Check in time 16:00 hrs

Check out time 11.00 hrs

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From 50 euros per night
Min Charge 150 euros (3 nights)

Contact us for further information

 

Tel: 0330 9000 121

       07957 881 349

info@accommodationalgarve.net

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10% deposit required when booking - Balance on arrival Card payments accepted

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Silves town
 

Casa Carob Silves

 

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Silves

 

Silves Town is located in the heart of the Algarve and oozes history, character and atmosphere. Whether it's a stroll around the narrow streets, a visit to the castle with its 360° views or a wander along the river you will not be disappointed.

 

Mingle with the locals, enjoy the slow pace of life and you'll probably will not want to leave.

 

The town sits 15km from the coast and at the foot of the Monchique mountains and is in easy reach of much more.

 

Travelling time from Faro airport is less than an hour (63km) with flights from many UK airports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silves Historical


The region of Silves has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic, as attested by archaeological remains, including several menhirs. The river Arade, which was navigable in historical times, linked the hinterland to the open ocean and allowed the transport of produce and commerce. The town of Silves (Cilpes) was possibly founded during the times of Roman domination, when the region was part of the Lusitania province. It was probably a Lusitanian Castro in the pre-roman times, however the region was also settled by other indo-european tribes, just like the Celtici and Cynetes(or Conii). Silves was also part of the Visigothic Kingdom.

 

After 713, when the Moors invaded Iberia, Silves became part of the Umayyad Emirate of Córdoba under the Arabic name of Shilb. In the 10th century it was one of the most important towns of western Al-Andalus. Silves became an independent taifa in 1027 under the rule of Ibn Mozaine and his son, who was dethroned in 1051 by al-Mu'tadid, the governor of Seville. al-Mu'tamid ibn 'Abbad, the son of al-Mu'tadid and a famous poet, ruled the taifa of Silves until 1091. After the Almoravid conquest the town became Almohad in 1156. In 1189 King Sancho I of Portugal conquered (in the Reconquista) the town with the aid of Northern European crusaders, but lost it again to the Almohads. Periodic raiding expeditions were sent from Al-Andalus to ravage the Iberian Christian kingdoms, bringing back booty and slaves. The governor of Córdoba attacked Silves in 1191, and took 3,000 Christian slaves. Again under Muslim rule, the city would then prosper to the point of being called the Baghdad of the West.

The town was finally taken from the last Muslim king Ibn Afan by Paio Peres Correia, Grand-Master of the Order of Santiago in 1242, after the Alentejo and most of the coast had already fallen in 1238. The great mosque was changed into Silves Cathedral (Sé Catedral). Silves declined in importance thereafter and was eclipsed in the region by Faro during the colonial period. In 1491, the town of Silves was given to queen Eleanora by his husband, king John II of Portugal.

 

 

 

River Arade - Silves

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 The dams (barragem's) of Arade - Funcho - Odelouca lie north of Silves and can be reached on foot, cycle and car alike.The dams sit in the Monchique mountain range and make ideal touring desitinations combining the small villages and towns on the way.

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Silves sits in the heart of the Algarve near to many sandy beaches. If you are drawn to the coast the following are some of many beaches

Rocha
Carvoeira
Benagil
Marinha
Nova
Rocha
Armacao de Pera

Armacao de Pera

Praia Nova

Praia da Senhora da Rocha

Carvoeiro

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International Autodrom Algarve Portimão, Portugal

Medieval Fair Silves
Fri 9th to Sunday 18th August 2019

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Silves Castle locally known as Castelo de Silves lies in the Algarve province in Portugal.

Explore and discover the history from the 4th/5th centuries, views down the Arade river and to the north the Monchique mountains.

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If you are flying into Faro and not comfortable hiring a car
we recommend 
YELLOWFISH Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

 



They make the trip from Airport to Accommodation seamless

 

 

 

www.yorcar.com
www.zitauto.com

Car Hire + Airport Transfers

Full directions to the accommodation given at time of booking

If it is your intention to explore the Algarve then we recommend hiring a car.
Our guests have used both Zitauto and Yorcar.
Both have pick up points in the Car Park as you leave Faro Airport and drop off at the same place.
Time from Airport to Accommodation approximate 45 mins

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486 Mansfield Road

Sherwood

Nottingham

NG5 2FB

Tel: 0115 9690102

Phone: 0330 9000 121

Mob: 07957 881 349


 

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