Hotel Colina dos Mouros, Pocinho Santo
, Silves, 8300 SILVES
Placed on the entrance of Silves, the Hotel Colina dos Mouros is in a privileged location due to its integration one of the most rich areas of the Algarve in terms of historical and patrimonial references. Replete of history and monuments, this city was long ago the capital of the Algarve, and was one of the famed cultural centers of the Iberian Peninsula in the Arab period, being today one of the most visited places of the South of Portugal. Besides its valuable architectural patrimony - Arab castle, Gothic cathedral and medieval bridge, among others, has also an archeology and a cork museum. In a calm and peaceful panorama, Silves is a place of traditions and trade. Famous for small streets on the Historical Center, for its stores, the craft, the picturesque market, it is also very appreciate for the diversifi ed local gastronomy available among the several restaurants. There are excellent beaches near Silves with crystalline waters and extensive gold sand dunes, like Armação de Pêra and Pêra, only 15 minutes distance. Besides those, many other beaches, from Senhora da Rocha to Carvoeiro, are relatively close. In this beaches there are perfect conditions to pratice some water sports, like windsurf, diving, sailing and others.