Historic building in Silves to be turned into ‘House of Wine’

Casa do Forno, a historic building in Silves, will be turned into the town’s ‘House of Wine’ (Casa do Vinho) where local wines and other traditional products will be displayed and sold.

The announcement was made by the local council this week following the approval of its bid for CRESC Algarve funding, which will allow the council to renovate the old building – once one of the town’s main bakeries. The project is expected to cost €301,000, 70% of which will be covered by community funding.

Says the council, the old bakery is located “strategically” between the riverside and the local castle in an area busy with residents and tourists alike.

Hopes are that the renovations will be completed by the end of July.