Medieval fair attracts 100,000 visitors

About 100,000 people visited the Silves Medieval Fair between August 2 and 11, according to the local authority which underlined the outstanding success of the event.

The annual fair recreates, in colourful events, the period between the first Christian conquest of the town in 1189 (during the reign of D. Sancho I) and the Moorish reconquest in 1191, spotlighting the importance of the region when it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve.

Horseback tournaments, theatre and circus shows in the town’s castle, and other medieval-themed entertainment showed what the town may have been like during medieval times.