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Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria (Main Church of Santa Maria)

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Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria (Main Church of Santa Maria)


Built at the beginning of the 16th century as the “mercy” church, it was made the parish church after the 1755 earthquake.

The church has a single nave and a main doorway in the Renaissance style formed by two Doric columns flanked by figures of São Pedro (St Peter) and São Paulo (St Paul).

The main features of the ornamentation on the inside are the collections of statues of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Our Lady of the Assumption), of São Gonçalo de Lagos, of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Carmel) and Nossa Senhora da Piedade (Our Lady of Piety), all in the Rococo style, as are the two statues of the crucifixion.


  • Lagos

  • Lagos

  • 282 762 723 (Parish of Santa Maria)


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  • Open to the public

  • Daily from 9 am to 7 pm (except Friday mornings)

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