Fodor's Expert Review Silves Medieval Festival
Silves Cultural Festivals
The local council goes all out to make sure the 10-day Silves Medieval Festival feels like a trip back in time. Food merchants and handicraft vendors dressed in traditional garb take over the city in August. Jousting displays and falconry shows are staged, along with fire-eating, traditional dancing, and medieval banquets. Silves' steep, narrow streets are packed during this event.