Silves Medieval Fair 2019
One of the biggest and the best summer festivals in the AlgarveFri Aug 9th 2019 to Sun Aug 18th 2019
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The annual Medieval Fair in the historical town of Silves is one of the biggest and the best summer festivals in the Algarve.
For 10 days in August, this colourful and vibrant festival takes over the historic town of Silves. It attracts visitors from all over the world who come to dress in Medieval costumes, eat and drink Medieval fare, cheer on jousting knights, dance to Medieval music and enjoy the magical atmosphere. The entertainment and activities centre around the spectacular Moorish Silves Castle, giving the event a true 12th Century feel.
This 16th edition of the Fair opens on 9th August and will run until 18th August, in the centre of Silves, the former capital of the Kingdom of Algarve.
This year the Fair will remember Xilb and the Vikings, reenacting the political and war-like environment that experienced by those living in the year 844, when an ambassador from Silves left by boat to the Majus (Vikings) territory.
Each night between 6pm and 1am, visitors will have the opportunity to experience unique adventures that will take them back in time and give them an insight into the City of Silves in Medeival days. The daily programme includes two sessions a day of the Muslim-Vikings war games, exclusive Castle shows, medieval delicacies, memorable experiences such as the re-creation of various Viking rituals - wedding ritual, human sacrifice to the gods, blood eagle ritual and funeral ritual.
Download the full programme in English here - see below.
TICKETS & PRICES
Visitors can purchase a bracelet which allows them access to the Fair on all 10 days. Bracelets purchased before August 8th cost €4 / after 8th - €5.
Individual daily entrance tickets are available at a cost of €2 each, or €3 with a Silves Medeival Fair glass.
Daily tickets are also available without a glass, but with entrance to one of the shows, at a cost of €6.
Daily Group Tickets, for 5 people, cost €8.
Daily show tickets cost €5.
Costume hire cost €3 per adult / €2 per child.
Children 1.3m or less tall get free entry to the fair (or up to and including 9 years of age, for online purchases).
A Mesa Real
A Medieval banquet, featuring some of the gastronomy of the time and a truly medieval atmosphere.
Banquet tickets cost €40 per adult / €15 per child (aged 6 to 12 years).
The Medieval Experience
Visitors can also opt for the full “Medieval Experience” - living the life of nobility, from the golden age of the old capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve. The “Medieval Experience” includes costume, welcome drink, exclusive entrance to the Castle Show and the Muslim-Vikings War Games and a Medieval Supper with no queues and privileged places in the shows.
Prices: €60 per adult / €30 per child (up to 10 years old).
With the exception of the 10 day bracelets, tickets are available in advance at FNAC, Worten, El Corte Inglés, CTT Correios, Youth hostels, Serveasy Kiosks. Or online here.
Bracelets are for sale at a number of locations including:
- Biblioteca Municipal de Silves
- Castelo de Silves
- Casa Museu João de Deus
- Museu Municipal de Arqueologia
- Museu do Traje e das Tradições
- Piscinas Municipais
For more information call (+351) 282 440 800 (Sector de Turismo) | or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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