Ruínas do Castelo de Paderne

Occupied by the Romans in the mid-2nd century, it was transformed into a political and administrative center, conquered by the Moors in 713 and taken over by the Portuguese crown in 1248. The castle was restored by Dom Dinis. The walls are made of rammed earth with battlements and a walkway that communicates with the watchtower. Traces of sections of the wall, the entrance turret and, inside, the ruins of a church with Gothic and Manueline traces remain.




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Monuments near Ruínas do Castelo de Paderne

Capela da Misericórdia de Albufeira

Built in the site of an ancient Moorish mosque, it was restored as Chapel of Misericórdia in 1499. Rebuilt after the earthquake in 1755, it still keeps the por…

Convento de Nossa Senhora da Orada

This former convent was built in a Valley once desert and it lies the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Orada (formerly called Hermitage). The enormous devotion to ou…

Estátua de São Vicente de Albufeira

A bronze statue in memory of São Vicente of Albufeira, that depicts him holding a crucifix with his left hand. The pious São Vicente was sentenced to death by …

Igreja de Sant'Ana

Dating back to th 18th century, this church has a popularly inspired architecture, a dome surrounded by pinnacles and, atop the façade, baroque elements. Used …

Igreja de São Sebastião

Building from the beginning of the 18th century, with a popular appearance. It has a main portal with Baroque decoration and a Manueline side portal. Wooden al…

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