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Silves is a town on the banks of the Arade River in the region of Algarve, Portugal.
The town of Silves was possibly founded during the times of Roman domination, between 700 and 1200 Moors ruled here and Silves was one of the most important towns of Algarve. During this period, a castle / fortress defending the whole region was built in Silves. The castle has been preserved to this day, in the courtyard is a well with a depth of 60 m and cisterns to collect rainwater which were so effective they were used until the 1920s. Castle walls surround the area of 12,000 square meters, a part of the courtyard was changed into gardens.

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