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Igreja de São Sebastião

São Sebastião, Albufeira São Sebastião, Albufeira
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The aesthetically pleasing, whitewashed church of São Sebastião (Saint Sebastian) on Praça Miguel Bombarda is thought to date back to the early 18th century, having been re-built on the site of a 16th century church.

It features a mix of architectural styles, including a dome and a multi-coloured wooden altarpiece. The main doorway is of the Baroque style and there is a Manueline side door. The inside of the church contains a number of interesting statues, including an image of Nossa Senhora da Piedade (Our Lady of Piety), thought to date from the 16th century.

Inside the church is also a small museum of religious art - the Museu de Arte Sacra. The collection contains a number of works taken from other churches in the area.

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