Blue skies & Beaches
I was out in portugual for the world cup and few years back - def a holiday to remember ....
I went to the game with my ex and a few friends ... fantastic atmosphere out there
I found the strip quite boring - same old thing just different names and prices.
Lots of karoke bars and cocktail bars in the old town which were great !!
Girls - plenty of free drinks - every bar me and my friend went into - free drinks and shots then on to the next bar !!
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As we had hired a car and not one to sit on a beach all the time, we got out and about.
Silves was once the capital of the Algarve and was the scene of battles and sieges during the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time of the crusaders, and the town had been fought over by Moors/Romans/Muslims. Even Richard the Lionheart fought here!
In the castle which is built of red sandstone there is a well that is 65 metres deep.
You can go in the castle which is open from 9am- 5pm daily, in the summer it is open until 9pm.
There is a museum and artifacts in the castle and the view from the ramparts is lovely.
The town of Silves is pretty with white cottages, and winding narrow lanes. Silves is north of Albufeira
The Clock Tower
I really liked this one, with the iron frame on the top, inside the little streets on the old town. When I first saw it we were driving, well we were lost trying to get our way through the city with no luck lol