One of Portugal’s most dynamic and renowned Medieval Fairs takes place each summer at the Castle of Silves. For 2017, the festivities run for ten days from 11 to 20 August.

Visitors take part in recreations of activities as they may have happened centuries ago when Silves was the capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve. Moorish and Christian traditions are on display throughout the grounds of the castle. Families experience veiled dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, acrobats, and noblemen and ladies parading in their finest costumes. Regional foods are available a number of food and beverage concessions.

The Silves Medieval Fair begins every night at 18:00.  The nightly schedule includes:

18:00 – Festival Opens | Procession in the streets and squares
18:30 – Reading of the Notice | Entrance to the festival
19:00 – Dramatizations of Daily Life | Various areas of the city
20:00 – Tournament of Arms and Horses | Praça Al-Mu’thamid
22:00 Entertainment in the Castle | Silves Castle
22:30 – Tournament of Arms and Horses | Praça Al-Mu’thamid

For more information, visit the Silves Medieval Fair Facebook Page.

Castelo de Silves

Rua do Castelo
Western Algarve

Daily Ticket – €2.00
Tournament – €5.00
Castle Entertianment – @5.00
Rental:  €3.00 for Adults, €2.00 for kids



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8 Responses

  1. Quique

    Hello. If you are asking about the event program for the Silves Medieval Fair, we are not aware of such a document. It you are asking about events in general, The Portugal Tourism Office in the Algarve creates monthly publications. Check Good luck!

    • Editor

      Olá Sheila! There are a variety of prices for many options of participation. Standard entrance starts at €2.00 per day. Download a program above for full pricing menu. Have fun!!

  2. Jim Westcott

    Is the programme of events the same every night or does it change with a big event on the last day? (É o programa de eventos do mesmo a cada noite ou ele mudar com um grande evento no último dia?)

    • Editor

      Hello – As far as we know, the schedule is the same every night. However, this year’s program is still being determined. It may be best to check the Silves Medieval Fair Facebook page (or here) a little closer to the event. Have fun!

  3. karen sissons

    Can you tell me if there is disabled parking on site

    • Editor

      Hello! If you click to view/open on of the programs above, they have a map of the event. There is a designation for disabled parking. It is close to the castle. Good luck! Have fun!


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