Despite the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Medieval Fair of Silves, resulting from the pandemic of COVID-19, the city of Silves dresses, during the month of August, with the colors and props of the Medieval Fair and announces the date of next edition to be held from 10 to 19 August 2021.
Street entertainment, scenarios with History and Medieval Gastronomic Week are some of the attractions, always having as a backdrop the unique atmosphere of the historic center, and the Castle of Silves.
In this context, whoever visits Silves, during the current month, will find a city in decked out and will be able to stroll through streets decorated with the ornaments usually used during the event. One of the great news this year is the installation of an Arabian courtyard in front of the Paços do Concelho building, consisting of two imposing arches and a water fountain, a scenario that will certainly serve to obtain some of the best photographic records by those who visit us. visit.
The installation of the usual mosque next to the city turret is another attraction of this initiative, which also includes the installation of line sound in some of the main streets of the historic center and which will give a new life and new environment these days.
At the same time, there will be a cultural program that includes online activities and street entertainment in the commercial center. This program will run from 7 to 16 August, the date on which this year’s edition of the Medieval Fair of Silves would take place. These days, the city is also the stage of the Medieval Gastronomic Week, where two dozen establishments and restaurants present tempting medieval delicacies that will certainly please the palate of all who pass through here.
In 2020 History has changed … But Silves is waiting for everyone to rewrite a New History.