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Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves (Silves Misericórdia Church)

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Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves (Silves Misericórdia Church)


This 16th century building has a single nave. It has a side doorway in the Manueline style, decorated with foliage and crowned by a pine-cone with the inscription “Casa da Misericórdia” (House of Mercy).

Also of interest is the main doorway in the Renaissance style, comprising two Tuscan columns which support a triangular pediment.

The Mannerist altarpiece on the inside, on which there are eight paintings depicting the Visitation and the Seven Works of Mercy, is well worth a closer look.

Today, this church functions as an art gallery and there are regular exhibitions of painting and fine art.


  • Silves

  • Silves

  • 282 440 800 (Silves Municipal Council)


  • Cultural Heritage

  • Churches and Convents

  • Open to the public

  • Classified as a Building of Public Interest

  • Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 to 5 pm

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