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Albufeira

Paderne Castle
Located in the county of Albufeira, and considered a National Monument since 1971, Paderne Castle is a building of Arab origin and is located two kilometers from the village with the same name. Built on a …Read more

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Aljezur

Ribat of Arrifana (Al-Rihana)
Founded by Ibn Qasî, this ribat – term for monastery-fortress – of hermit character, associated to prayer but also to coastal surveillance, was built in the year 1130. However, only with the beginning of …Read more

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Castro Marim

Castro Marim Castle
In the early times, the defense of this area may have started in a simple fortress. It would eventually…Read more
Saint Sebastian Fort
Saint Sebastian Fort, one of the most iconic architectural symbols of Castro Marim, is situated in …Read more

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Faro

Roman Ruins of Milreu
This is a real find, made by Estacio da Veiga, who discovered this rustic villa in the historic village of Estoi, 8 kilometers from…Read more
Convent of Our Lady of the Assumption
This is a building with great beauty, structured around a “Coimbrão” style cloister, it houses several …Read more
City’s Arch
This is, without a doubt, the most emblematic monument of architecture of the capital of Algarve, a city postcard that identifies immediately and with no margin for error the city of Faro. In a brilliant way, …Read more

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Lagoa

Main Church of Estombar or St. James Church
Built in the mid-16th century, from a pre-existing chapel dedicated to St Ana, the main Church of Estombar, also known as St. James Church, is the most emblematic building of Manueline architecture to be found…Read more

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Lagos

St. Anthony’s Church in Lagos
The history of this church blends with the fate of an Irish man called Hugo Beaty, the commander of Lagos Infantry …Read more
St Sebastian’s Church
The building, considered National Monument since 1924, has a gilded altar, a body of three naves separated by arches…Read more
Walls and Turrets of Lagos
With an Islamic past that gave it a huge importance as a strategic defense point, in its ‘Christian era’ Lagos becomes the center of the Portuguese Discoveries and trade with Morocco. The discoveries and …Read more

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Loulé

Loulé Castle
Loulé Castle, a National Monument, is home to several places of cultural interest such as: the Municipal Museum …Read more
Main Church of Loulé or St Clements Church
St. Clements Church, Main Church of Loulé, is another National Monument (it was classified in 1924) located in …Read more
Loulé Church of Mercy
Built as part of Loulé hospital building, the Church of Mercy is said to represent the most significant example …Read more
Our Lady of Grace Convent Portal
It’s a door, but truly no one comes in or out. You really only go through this portal, an excellent example of the …Read more

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Monchique

Main Church of Monchique or Our Lady of Conception Church
Dedicated to Our Lady of Conception and built in the XV and XVI centuries, this church makes a …Read more
Religious Art Museum of Monchique
Located in the basement of the main church of Monchique, this is the first space of the Museum of Monchique, and is created after an agreement made…Read more

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Portimão

Main church of Portimão or Our Lady of Conception Church
Our Lady of Conception Church (main church of Portimão) is an interesting monument of religious architecture…Read more
Santa Catarina Fort
Santa Catarina Fort is a military architecture building classified as a Public Interest Building, it’s located on a natural cliff and stands overlooking the River Arade. …Read more
Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar
It’s not far from the hustle and bustle of Portimao, but in Alcalar, where five thousand years ago a prehistoric community lived, time seems to stop and everything around it is focused on the importance …Read more

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Silves

Silves Cathedral
Initially Holly Mary, now Our Lady of Conception, the Silves Cathedral a National Monument, is the main Gothic…Read more
Cross of Portugal
Monument of the city of Silves, with approximately three meters high, it has features that fit into the flowery…Read more
Castle Walls and Almedina Door of Silves
First of all, it is necessary to clarify some of the names used. For instance medina or almedina are the Arab…Read more
Arab well-cistern of Silves
The Arab well-cistern of Silves is a true architectural and archaeological colossus. A colossal preciousness…Read more
Silves Castle
With over a thousand years of existence, this fortification is located in the highest part of the hill on which the city of Silves was built and grew. It has very particular…Read more

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Tavira

Tavira Castle Walls
This defense system, an important piece of our military architectural heritage, had its origins in ancient…Read more
Santa Maria do Castelo Church
SLocated in the parish of Santa Maria, the Santa Maria do Castelo Church is the main church of the city of…Read more

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Vila do Bispo

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, also known as Ermida of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is near the National Road 125…Read more
Sagres Fortress
This is holy ground. Human extension of the promontory on which was built the fortress of Sagres, it’s one…Read more

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Vila Real de Santo António

Monuments of Nora Farm and Marcela Estate
More than any other human construction of any era, from medieval to contemporary, all archaeological findings that date back to prehistoric times tend to impress. Because of…Read more

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