ColaborArte, Silves’s new collaborative art shop featuring handcrafted and one-of-a-kind creations
Apr05

ColaborArte, Silves’s new collaborative art shop featuring handcrafted and one-of-a-kind creations

“Not just another shop”: A collaborative art shop focusing on artistic outreach as well as workshops – April 5, 2024 | Text & Photos by Eric Roth Members of ColaborArte – Patrícia Marques, Margarida Palma Gomes, Marion Buz, Manoli Ortiz de la Torre, Elke Grath, Susanne Drohla What do you get when you put six artists together to collaborate? Simple … it’s ColaborArte. Welcome to this exciting cooperative shop, in...

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Silves Municipality hosts Feira do Folar this March 29-31 in honour of traditional Easter cake
Mar21

Silves Municipality hosts Feira do Folar this March 29-31 in honour of traditional Easter cake

São Marcos da Serra celebrates the event’s 26th edition – March 21, 2024 In celebration of the coming Easter, São Marcos da Serra, in Silves Municipality, is hosting the Feira do Folar, a traditional celebration of the famous ‘folar’ cakes in all their shapes and flavours, scented with cinnamon and anise, decorated with whole eggs and made from dough leavened with baker’s yeast – a staple for this season..  The celebration brings...

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Rallye Casinos do Algarve is back this March 15 and 16, with service park stationed at Fatacil Lagoa
Mar15

Rallye Casinos do Algarve is back this March 15 and 16, with service park stationed at Fatacil Lagoa

The event passes through five Algarve municipalities: Lagoa, Lagos, Portimão, Silves, and Vila do Bispo – March 15, 2024 Photo: CAAL This year’s edition of Rallye Casinos do Algarve marks a significant milestone as the rally will be held in five Algarve municipalities, a feat not seen since 1996. Marking the second race of the 2024 Portugal Rally Championship, the headquarters will be once again at the Hotel Algarve Casino in Praia da...

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Silves Orange Festival returns for 8th edition this February 16
Feb06

Silves Orange Festival returns for 8th edition this February 16

The 8th edition of the Silves Orange Festival will bring dozens of exhibitors, a National Cocktail Competition, dance performances as well as performances by famous Portuguese singers Gisela João and Carolina Deslandes – February 6, 2024 Silves Orange Festival ‘Mostra da Laranja de Silves’, Photo Silves Municipality Another edition of the yearly Silves Orange Festival (Mostra Silves Capital da Laranja) will take place...

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‘Jazz nas Adegas’: Wine and jazz events at Algarve’s wineries continue this January
Jan22

‘Jazz nas Adegas’: Wine and jazz events at Algarve’s wineries continue this January

The highly successful series of events which combine wine tasting with live jazz music will continue this year – January 22, 2024 Jazz nas Adegas, Feel Good Band at Quinta da Malaca, by Silves Municipality The 7th edition of ‘Jazz nas Adegas’ invites the public to discover the often-overlooked and top-quality wines of the Algarve, with the João Melro Quartet playing this January 26 and 27 at Quinta do Barradas in Silves. Each session...

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It’s ‘Christmas Joy’ time in Silves
Dec06

It’s ‘Christmas Joy’ time in Silves

‘Christmas Joy’, Silves’ annual Christmas event, returns this year to Al-Mutamid Square with a wide range of festive entertainment – December 6, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Opening today (December 6) and running until January 7, the event will feature a ramp leading to a ball pit, a carousel, a Christmas train, mechanical animals, a Christmas market, Christmas-themed sets where visitors can take...

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Hidden away off the beaten track, near Silves, Quinta das Maravilhas is a haven of comfort
Dec02

Hidden away off the beaten track, near Silves, Quinta das Maravilhas is a haven of comfort

Charming luxury in the midst of nature, Quinta das Maravilhas can be enjoyed at any time of the year – December 2, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos Pascale van Reijn The new project by Dutch couple Jeannette den Blijker and Jordy Koningh is a sight to behold. A property next to the Arade River, in Silves, so versatile that whether you are celebrating a wedding or taking part in a team building event, the feeling of comfort and...

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From generation to generation, one family continues to pass on the traditions of locally produced regional liqueurs
Sep07

From generation to generation, one family continues to pass on the traditions of locally produced regional liqueurs

A taste of the Algarve – September 7, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos Charlotte Cockayne/Open Media Group It is in the heart of the mountains that some of the region’s most flavourful liqueurs and firewater are born, produced by a couple who have collected centuries’ worth of knowledge for their production. In this family, it is a tradition to provide for those who enjoy a drink at the end of the meal with the most distinctive...

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Silves Medieval Fair returns this August for its 18th edition
Jul28

Silves Medieval Fair returns this August for its 18th edition

Silves Medieval Fair returns this August 10 offering visitors unforgettable and mystical experiences – July 28, 2023 | Photos Silves Municipality Between August 10 and 20, Silves’ Medieval Fair returns for its 18th edition. Over the course of 11 days, the city once known as Xilb (Silves) is transformed into a Moorish-style city. A central theme of the fair is “The Mosque, Symbol and Power” which highlights the history of its...

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Silves Beer Fest starts this July 12 and brings together over 70 types of beer
Jul07

Silves Beer Fest starts this July 12 and brings together over 70 types of beer

A variety of Portuguese brands and craft beers will be served at Praça Al-Mutamid – July 7, 2023 Taking place between July 12 and 16, the event will feature food trucks, handicraft stalls and live entertainment including performances by Tatiana Pinto, 5EX Band, Emanuel Martins & Tânia, Ally Winehouse (Amy Winehouse tribute), Naomi & The Raposeira Dub Collective, Xico Barata and several DJs. July 12 | Tatiana Pinto (Fado) and...

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