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Igreja Matriz de Albufeira (Albufeira Main Church)

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Igreja Matriz de Albufeira (Albufeira Main Church)

Albufeira

The Main Church of Albufeira, built at the end of the 18th century, is one of the most significant examples of neoclassical architecture in the Algarve.

On the façade, the main features are the triangular pediment and the three windows with masonry surrounds and semi-circular arches.

The interior has a single nave and there are four side altars in the neoclassical style on which two late 18th century statues of São Luís (St Louis) and São Pedro (St Peter) can be seen.

However, it is in the chancel, which has an imposing triumphal arch in front, that the main point of interest in this church can be found. It is a statue of the patron saint of the city of Albufeira, Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception), in the Rococo style. Dating from the second half of the 18th century, this high quality work is of an unusual size: about 2 metres 40 centimetres in height!

Contacts

  • Albufeira

  • Albufeira

  • 289 585 526 (Parish of Nossa Srª da Conceição)

Characteristics

  • Cultural Heritage

  • Churches and Convents

  • Open to the public

  • Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 to 6 pm, and Sundays from 9 am to 12 noon

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