The enchanting town of Silves lies admits a fertile valley of orange groves, olive trees, and vineyards. Silves offers an intriguing glimpse at Portugal’s cultural past. The landmark of Silves is the medieval hilltop castle Castelo dos Mouros - constructed by the Moors with red sandstone - the grandest monument to Islamic rule in the region. Here you can walk along the battlements and imagine what life was like in Portugal a thousand years ago. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy panoramic views of the delightful whitewashed town and the surrounding countryside of Southern Portugal.