Monchique Parish Church
Monchique's primary church, the Igreja Matriz has been standing in the town since the sixteenth century, around the time when Henry VIII was King of England. Its structure is a fine example of local Manueline architecture, although it is also somewhat unusual in the fact it demonstrates a nautical theme despite its relative distance from the coast. Check out the tops of its columns in the main nave to see a pattern of twisted ropes carved out of the stone.
Other objects of religious art include a statue of the Virgin Mary attributed to the sculptor Machado de Castro. In addition, the church houses a miniature museum dedicated to a handful of other historic religious artefacts.