Village on the EN125 near Silves in the Western Algarve, Portugal
  • District: Faro > Municipality: Silves > Parish: Alcantarilha e Pêra
  • Population: 2.540
  • Distances: Faro Airport 50 km, Lisbon Airport 258 km
  • Tourist Info: Silves Tourist Info

Alcantarilha is a village (vila) in the municipality (concelho) of Silves in the district of Faro (Algarve)

The village of Alcantarilha is situated on the EN125 road between Albufeira and Lagoa, north of the EN125.   The houses of the older, almost untouched part are clustered around the parish church Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Alongside the main nave is the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones), constructed completely of approximately 1500 skulls and thigh bones, arranged in rows, side by side.

On the western exit of the picturesque village a typical manor house has been transformed into a rural hotel with a private museum, the Capela das Artes. Along the other side of the road there is a new development  with recently built townhouses, villas and apartments which extends towards Armação de Pêra.

The water park Aqualand is situated outside the village on the EN125 in the direction of Lagoa. Its huge water slide (The Big One) can already be seen from miles away.

The nearby Amendoeira Golf Resort consists of two great 18 hole golf courses, Oceânico Nick Faldo and Oceânico O’Connor.

In 1999 Alcantarilha received the status of a village (vila). Since 2013 it has been part of the parish Alcantarilha e Pêra, together with the neighbouring village of Pêra.

Accommodation Nearby
Hotel Capela das Artes Hotel Capela das Artes
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