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Monuments in Portimão

Morabito de São João

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Rua Infante Dom Henrique
8500, Alvor

Portimão

Architectural testimony of Arab civilization. Quadrangular with four has pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.

Morabito de São Pedro

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Rua de São Pedro
8500, Alvor

Portimão

Architectural testimony of civilization Arabic, of quadrangular with four pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.

Ruínas do Forte ou Castelo de Alvor

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Largo do Castelo
8500, Alvor

Portimão

These ruins are all that is left from an Arab fortress which was used to defend Lagos bay. The castle was conquer in 1189 by D. Sancho I but later returned to the Arabs power and afterwards, in 1250 D. Afonso III reconquested it. These are the remains after the destruction provoked by the 1755 earthquake.

Estação Romana da Quinta da Abicada

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Mexilhoeira Grande
8500, Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimão

Roman villa with two colonnades, a hexagonal and another square, both with coated the floor mosaics. One of the great attractions of this place is the existence of multi-colored mosaics, with geometric motifs. This station provided materials between the 1st century and 2nd century.

Homenagem ao Pescador

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Marginal de Alvor
8500, Alvor

Portimão

Stone sculpture, about four feet tall, depicting a fisherman with a fish in his hands. By João Cutileiro and was inaugurated in 2000.

Monumentos Megalíticos de Alcalar

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Mexilhoeira Grande
8500, Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimão

This necropolis in which the original constitution has about twelve corridor sepulchres, presents a vast variety of architectonic solutions and construction techniques, taking as an example the chamber purely megalithic or the false dome with lateral niches. It has a shop and a welcome and Interpretation centre (tel: 282471410; fax: 282471419).

Esculturas da Zona Ribeirinha de Entre Pontes

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Avenida Capitão Fernandes Leão Pacheco
8500, Portimão

Portimão

Set of nine sculptures by various sculptors, erected in 2003. Are aligned along the recent Riverfront of Portimão.

Busto de Simon Bolívar

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Rotunda Simon Bolívar
8500, Portimão

Portimão

Small bronze bust that pays tribute to Simon Bolivar, the great liberator of Venezuela. It is located in the Centre of the roundabout with the same name, based on a block of marble.

Fonte Luminosa da Rotunda dos Três Castelos

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Rotunda dos Três Castelos
8500, Portimão

Portimão

Light source located in the center of the rotunda of the three Castles with fountains and a garden around.

Igreja do Colégio dos Jesuítas

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Praça da República, 28
8500-540, Portimão

Portimão

The building of the Jesuit College was founded in 1660 from the project of Bartholomew Duarte. The College has a church nave, the widest of Portimão. Currently, in the side of the building, bodies are installed the Parish Council, the Museum of painting and the support center for the elderly.

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