Sé Catedral de Silves

Gothic temple erected using local red sandstone. The temple has suffered quite a lot of alterations during restoration programmes. A portico with an ogival archivolt stands out in the main façade. The baroque style door dates back to 1781. The interior is composed of three naves, the most central of which is more elevated than the other two.


Rua do Sagrado Coração de Maria


  • Difficult external parking
  • Cathedrals & Basilicas
  • Visitable (with a guide)
  • True

    opening hours

  • monday: 09:00-17:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-17:00
  • thursday: 09:00-17:00
  • friday: 09:00-17:00
  • holiday: 09:00-18:30

Monuments near Sé Catedral de Silves

A Conquista de Silves

Statue that celebrates the conquest of Silves. During D.Sancho I's reign, D. Mendo, his lieutenant, planned a surprise attack against the Moors. The attack was…

Arco da Rebola

The defensive system that once enveloped the entire city of Silves was quite complete and sophisticated. It was divided into the following parts: the fortress,…

Castelo de Silves

Silves castle is the biggest castle in the Algarve and one of the most remarkable works of military architecture inherited from the Arab occupation. Its struct…

Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves

Church composed of a single nave and with a main facade equipped with a staircase with two flights of stairs. The façade also has a portico with a triangular p…

Ponte de Silves

Roman bridge built over the widest point of the river Arade. The bridge is only suitable for pedestrian crossing and features five round arches. Medieval bridg…

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