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  • Guarda cathedral

    Like many of Portugal's early cathedrals the Sé da Guarda appears part church, part fortress. Plans for the cathedral date back as far as the early 13th century, a time when much of Portugal had only just been clawed back from the Moors and wars...

    Guarda
  • Igreja da Misericórdia interior - Tavira

    The Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy) in Tavira was built between 1541 and 1551 and is considered to be one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture on The Algarve.

    Before entering the church, take a moment...

    Tavira
  • Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) - Faro

    Without doubt the most macabre of Faro's many attractions is the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of the Bones), a minuscule ossuary chapel lovingly decorated with the bones and skulls of over 1000 human skeletons. The chapel forms part...

    Faro
  • Lamego Sanctuary Nossa Senhora

    Set atop a baroque staircase with 686 steps is the shrine and rococo church. To either side of the staircase is dense woodland with furtherr pathways and shrines

    Lamego
  • Convento do Carmo

    Mediaeval convent that was ruined in the great earthquake of 1755. Set overlooking the city the ruins provide a poignant reminder of the destruction wrought on Lisbon. The convent is also home to an archaeological museum with exhibits including a Peruvian mummy.

    Lisbon
  • Arco do Repouso and Hermitage - Faro City Walls

    The Ermida Nossa Senhora do Repouso (Hermitage of Our Lady of Rest) is a small chapel with a Baroque-style façade. The building we see here today was mainly built in 18th century under the sponsorship of the Queen.  A notable...

    Faro
  • Viseu Cathedral Cloisters

    Built largely in the 13th century this fine Romanesque / Gothic cathedral is Viseu's most important historic monument

    Viseu
  • Igreja da Misericórdia - Braga

    This 16th century church is Braga's most important legacy of the renaissance period. It contains an impressive baroque carved altar

    Braga
  • Alcobaca Monastery

    The monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça is another UNESCO World Heritage site. This medieval monastery was the first to be built in the Gothic style in Portugal. Consists of many later additions and a a real insight into monastic life at the...

    Nazare
  • Pousada Convento Graça - Tavira

    Today this is a Pousada hotel, but until the 19th century the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Graça da Ordem de Santo Agostinho was an Augustinian monastery.

    The building,...

    Tavira

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