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Núcleo Histórico de Cacela Velha (Historical Centre of Cacela Velha)

Castles and Fortresses

Núcleo Histórico de Cacela Velha (Historical Centre of Cacela Velha)

Vila Real de Santo António

In the small village of Cacela Velha, occupied over the centuries by different peoples, can be found a historical centre which includes a church of medieval origins, which was restored in the 16th and 18th centuries, and a 16th century fortress, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.

The Renaissance doorway on the church façade deserves special mention, as does a neoclassical altarpiece on the inside.

From the historical centre of Cacela Velha, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Ria Formosa and discover this village with its typical houses.


  • Cacela Velha

  • 8900-019

  • Vila Real de Santo António

  • Vila Nova Cacela

  • +351 281 510 000




  • Cultural Heritage

  • Castles and Fortresses

  • Open to the public

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