Visiting Silves Cathedral

During the second day of our exploration of the Algarve, Lars and I kept on travelling west and stopped in a town of great historical importance: Silves. This was the former Portuguese capital, which boasts a.o. a castle and a cathedral. I had been here before more than 20 years ago and was keen on seeing the cathedral again.

The origin of the cathedral is unclear. It used to be a mosque and in the 13th century, King Alfonso III had it restructured into a cathedral.

Nowadays, the cathedral has become the national monument of Gothic architecture.


  • unclerave November 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    It has a kind of rustic charm! — YUR

    • Ingrid D. November 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Maybe it is not refined, but it does have a certain grandeur!


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