Built at the end of the 16th century to serve as the summer residence of the Bishop of the Algarve. The Episcopal Palace of São Brás de Alportel was a spacious building with an interior patio, a private chapel and ample gardens with fruit trees and fountains.
Unfortunately, the alterations that were carried out in the 20th century changed its original form. However, what is known as the “Episcopal fountain” remained, covered by an interesting dome. It served the local population for many years and was a symbol of the role of the church in society.
Next to the Episcopal Palace stands the “Paço da Paixão”, the Palace of the Passion. Despite having been remodelled in the 20th century, it still has a late Baroque pediment, with interesting plasterwork.