The Town Council of Silves marks, on April 18, the International Day of Monuments and Sites (DIMS). This year the central theme is the "Heritage and Rural Landscape". The program of the municipality extends until the 20th of April.
In Silves the program began on the 15th, with the initiative "Historical Menu" that counts with the third edition, and that this year runs until April 21.
The restaurants of the city, in addition to the usual menu, create a menu inspired by historical recipes, a menu that will have a fixed and equal value, available online.
On April 17, the Municipal Museum of Archeology of Silves, will host the theme "Paleontologando" with a playful educational activity from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The objective is "to provide knowledge regarding the geology of the different areas of the territory of Silves with respect to their composition and animal life, materialized in a practical action in the form of a timeline", emphasizes the autarchy. This activity is part of the "Super Fixe Vacations" program and is free of charge.
The DIMS Program, on April 18, begins at 10:00 am, where the popular architecture exhibition "Polychromy of tradition" will be inaugurated. The Municipal Market of Silves will be the space where, at 10:00 a.m., this exhibition will be opened, based on architecture, folk art, crafts, people and experiences that are the preferred targets of the author's objective, Filipe da Palma. This exhibition is open until May 31, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays, and is free admission.
The 18th will end at 6:00 p.m. with a lecture by Paleontologist Hugo Campos, titled "Before Man: The Animals That Lived in the Center of the Algarve". In this lecture, Hugo Campos will speak about the earth about 227 million years ago, specifically of this geological time in the territory that currently corresponds to the Central Algarve. "This lecture aims to make known a little of life on Earth in the Geological Age that corresponds to the Triassic, when rocks formed as the" Grés de Silves "and the region was inhabited by extinct animals as recently identified and Metaposaurus Algarviensis ", explains the executive. This activity is free entry and for the general public.
A guided visit to the Igreja Matriz de São Marcos da Serra, is the proposal for April 20, which will take place between 10:30 and 11:30. Participation is free but subject to prior appointment.
The DIMS program ends on April 20, with a chocolate workshop "You know how to make chocolate eggs?", Powered by Dora Barradas, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the São Marcos da Serra Seniors' Pole.
The DIMS was established by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by UNESCO the following year. Its objective is to make citizens aware of the diversity and vulnerability of the heritage, as well as the need to protect and enhance it. In addition, and because it brings together many nations of the world, it celebrates international solidarity around knowledge, safeguarding and valuing heritage.