Silves is a small town that had been the scene of human activities for 7,000 years. The local archeological museum is built over one of the finds, a cistern from 2nd century BC into which you can climb. It is a Roman stone building and very substantial.

I found some post cards from years ago and purchased four for one Euro. The photos show an almost abandoned town with streets devoid of vehicle of any kind and few people.

Streets are built of stone and for some a bit of trouble on the uphill grade. Happily cafes line the area near the bottom of the route to the castle. Some of our group decided coffee would be better than the fort.

My foot and the street pattern above. We were warned that when it is wet it is extremely slippery. It was not wet when we were there.

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