Dam and artifical lake, situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river
The dam and artifical lake of Odelouça is situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river near São Marcos da Serra in the Hinterland of the Algarve. ...
Pêra: FIESA - Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia
International Sand Sculpture Festival in Pêra, Algarve
FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, held annually since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The sand is hand-...
Rio Arade: Reservoirs
The barrages Barragem do Arade and Barragem do Funcho
The imposing Moorish castle of Silves used to be the cultural centre of the Algarve
Built by the Almoravid Arabs in the 11th century, the imposing and admirable Silves Castle is today a popular place for leisure and recreation, although it still serves a...
Silves: Catedral Sé
The cathedral of Silves was erected as seat of the first bishop of the Algarve after the final re-conquest of the city in 1242 by King Afonso III
The cathedral (pt. "Sé") of Silves, erected in the 13. Century after the reconquest of the Algarve by King Afonso III, is said to be the most important s...
Silves: Cruz de Portugal
The so called "Cross of Portugal" in Silves has been erected in the last querater of the 15th. Century
The stone cross in floral Gothic style with several Manueline elements was classified as "National Monument" in 1920. As a landmark of the city of Silves it was...
Silves: Praça Al-Mutamid
The square on the water front of the Arade river is named after this famous Moorish poet and writer
al-Mu'tamid Muhammad ibn Abbad Ibn Ismail al-Lakhmi (1040–1095), also known as Almutâmide or Abade III, was one of the most prominent personalities o...