Portimao and Silves Portugal

visiting the castle at Silves Portugal

visiting the castle at Silves Portugal 

today was our last day in the Algarve region of Portugal, there is so much to see I am sure we will be back! On the hill behinds us is the Castle of Silves, built-in the 12th and 13th centuries, and beside it on the hill the Silves Cathedral, one of the few remaining Gothic monuments in the Algarve.

tiny pedestrian streets of Silves

tiny pedestrian streets of Silves 

we found mostly quiet pedestrian streets near the castle and cathedral. I am guessing, since it was about 11 am on Sunday most people were either at Church, but it could have been some were hiding from the cool windy day….

Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha  

we wondered back to Portimao, and the beachs of Praia de Rocha

pier at Portimao Portigual

pier at Portimao Portigual 

Portimao is a lovely seaside town, that is very quiet at this time of the year. I have been assured by my cousins that during the summer months it is bustling with activity. Today the only activity on the beach was the wind and the crashing waves….

We are off the Seville, so I guess we will have to come back another time to check out the beaches…

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Portimao and Silves Portugal

    • We have seen areas that are being repaired, and beside it, a pile of, what we believe is pre-cut stones, so I think the stone mason does his best to fit the stones as he finds them! We have seen some beautiful designs in the streets and walk ways as well, if I find any again I will take a few pictures!

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  1. I just LOVE the picture of you and Bill! Oh, that grin, Janice. Fan bloodywell tastic. And thanks for taking us along so we can see some of the cool stuff through your unique lens. Looking forward to more.

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  2. Great to hear from you and the beautiful places you are visiting – the picture of both of you with such smiles make me envious – you know why – but very happy that you are having a great time

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