Architektur Sakral


Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The chapel is one of the rare examples of medieval architecture, because it was one of the few building of this time that survived the catastrophic earth quake of 1755.

 

© Monumento Nacional


Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The cult of the Virgin of Guadelupe spread after 1340 from Spain into Portugal - it is linked not only to navigatora and mariners, but also to the ransoming of captives. Raposeira (pouso means) is a place visited frequently by Henry the Navigator, who may

 

© Monumento Nacional


Faro: Cathedral

Faro: Cathedral

The Sé Cathedral, located in the Largo da Sé, was originally built in the 13th/14th century after the Moorish period where a former mosque was placed. The main portal and square tower are witnesses of that time, the rest was constructed between the 15th and 18th centuries.


Faro: Cathedral Belfry

Faro: Cathedral Belfry

The square tower of the Cathedral is worth a visit. From the top you have a marvellous view over the old town and the Ria Formosa


Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

The Catedral Sé de Silves was erected in the 13th century after Silves had been reconquered from the Moors, most likely in the place of a former mosque. It is different from most other historic buildings in the Algarve as it partially survived the earth quake of 1755.


Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

Silves: Episcopal Cathedral

The gothic portal on the eastern side of the cathedral was hewn in yellow sandstone of the region.


Lagoa: Convento de S. José

Lagoa: Convento de S. José

In front of the building is a belvedere tower built on an archway over the street.


Lagoa: Convento de São José

Lagoa: Convento de São José

Courtyard of the former convent founded by members of the Carmelite order of nuns in the beginning of the 18th. Century. It is currently the city’s cultural centre and hosts exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and pottery, as well as various shows and discussions in its auditorium.


Tavira: Convento da Graça

Tavira: Convento da Graça

The former monastery "Convento de Nossa Sra. da Graça" is situated in the opper town of Tavira within the areal of the ancient Moorish castle.It The historical buildinghas been converted to a hotel, the Pousada de Tavira.


Pousada de Tavira: Cloistered Courtyard

Pousada de Tavira: Cloistered Courtyard

View to the lavedishly retored courtyard of the fromer monastery. Nowadays its serves as shadowy hideay for the guests of the hotel during the hot summerd days.


Concelho de Loulé: São Lourenço de Matos

Concelho de Loulé: São Lourenço de Matos

Built in the first half of the 18th century, the charming Chapel of São Lourenço dos Matos provides the very best example of Algarve baroque decorative tile work, in itself sufficient to justify a visit to the town of Almancil, in the municipality of Loule.


Loulé: Convento de St°. António 1

Loulé: Convento de St°. António 1

The church of the former monastery (Convento de St. António) is situated at Loulé’s western exit on the EN270, direction Boliqueime. Unfortunately the rest of the monastery is a ruin. Around it and in the square opposite a gypsy market takes place eve


Loulé: Igreja Matriz São Clemente

Loulé: Igreja Matriz São Clemente

The stand-alone belfry of the church, made of grey blocks of granite, was a minaret during the Moorish period.


Loulé: Igreja Matriz de São Clemente.

Loulé: Igreja Matriz de São Clemente.

The church was built during the 13th century, most likely on the remains of a Moorish mosque. The portal is still in its original shape; the other parts of the church have been rebuilt several times over the course of the centuries.


Moncarapacho: Igreja da Misericórdia

Moncarapacho: Igreja da Misericórdia

The little church is situated at the end of the square Praça da República, not far away from the parish church


Moncarapacho: Igreja Matrix

Moncarapacho: Igreja Matrix

The main church of Moncarapacho is worth a visit.


Sta. Barbara de Nexe Church

Sta. Barbara de Nexe Church


Estoi Parish Church

Estoi Parish Church

Igreja de São Martinho de Estoi, located in the centre of the village.


Lagos: Sta. Maria Church

Lagos: Sta. Maria Church

Santa Maria Church, located in the “Praça do Infante”, was rebuilt in 1888 following a fire. The original building dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries.


Lagos:  St° António Church

Lagos: St° António Church

St. António Church, classified as national monument, was rebuilt in1796 following the terrible earthquake in 1755. Inside, you can visit the beauty of the carved woodwork and tiles as well as eight wall paintings by Master José Joaquim Raquinho from Loulé.


Lagos: St. António Church

Lagos: St. António Church

This building, classified as national monument, was rebuilt in1796 following the terrible earthquake in 1755. Inside, you can visit the beauty of the carved woodwork and tiles as well as eight wall paintings by Master José Joaquim Raquinho from Loulé.


Albufeira: Ermida de São Sebastião

Albufeira: Ermida de São Sebastião

The chapel, erected in the first half of the 18th century, was the headquarters of the congregation of St. Sebastian, a charitable organisation. Today it is a little museum of sacred art. (“Museu de Arte Sacra »).


Albufeira: Igreja de Sant' Ana

Albufeira: Igreja de Sant' Ana

The Sant’Ana church, built at the end of the 18th century, is easily identified by its curved pediments.

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