Sunset Secrets return to Silves

Enjoy the Algarve sunset from the top of Silves Castle

Summer in Silves has become synonymous with Sunset Secrets – a series of sunset events held every Thursday at Silves Castle.

These sunset parties take place between 6.30pm (admission is allowed until 9.30pm) and 11pm and feature everything from live music to “relaxing massages”, dance performances and even live fire shows.

Local food and wine are also promoted at the event, with Silves’ wines and oranges taking centre stage.

Five sessions are planned this year, with a different musical guest each evening – Guitarras de Fado com João Leote (July 7), Quinteto Ana Alves (July 14), Silk Road (July 21), Terra Sul – Vítor Bacalhau & Ricardo Martins (July 28) and Electric Eye (August 4).

Tickets cost €5 per show and can be purchased online ( or at Fnac, Worten, El Corte Inglés, CTT Correios, Pousadas da Juventude or Serveasy kiosks. They can also be purchased at the castle on the day of the event. For local residents, the cost is €2 if they purchase their ticket on the day of the event and show proof of residence. Admission is free for children aged 12 and under.

By Michael Bruxo
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