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Monuments in Lagos

Cerca Velha

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Rua Miguel Bombarda
8600, Lagos

Lagos

Old walls built for military purposes.

Castelo dos Governadores

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Jardim da Constituição
8600, Lagos

Lagos

Little remains of this castle's initial construction (dating back to the 14th century), since it underwent several changes with the passing of the time. A special note to a manuelin window from where Dom Sebastião may have seen the mass that preceded his trip to the battle of Alcácer Quibir.

Forte Ponta da Bandeira

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Cais da Solaria
8600-645, Lagos

Lagos

Located in front of the entrance to Bensafrim's river bank, this fortification guaranteed the defense of the old port. It was built in the 17th century and it has a trench, a drawbridge and a grandiose door of arms. Inside, there is a small chapel with tiles of the 18th century. A privileged belvedere over Lagos.

Escultura "O Mar, a Mulher e a Terra"

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Rua Infante de Sagres
8600, Lagos

Lagos

A simple and abstract sculpture that symbolizes the sea, the woman and the earth. It has three pillars in brown marble and was made by Eduarda Coutinho.

Mulher Nua

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Rua Portas de Portugal
8600, Lagos

Lagos

A marble statute that symbolizes the body of a nude woman without legs, arms and head. It is located in a flowerbed with grass.

Igreja de São Sebastião

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Rua Conselheiro Joaquim Machado
8600, Lagos

Lagos

This renaissance temple was constructed during the 14th and 16th centuries above a former chapel and it suffered damages with the 1755 earthquake. It has a simple façade dominated by an imposing bell ringer tower. The lateral door presents two curious sculpted human figures. On the main altar it stands out a monumental image with our Lady of Glory coming from Brasil and for a crucifix from the 16th century that tradition says it was in Alcácer – Quibir battle. The church was built in a hill therefore it is a privileged panorama for Lagos and the sea.

Igreja de Santo António

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Rua General Alberto da Silveira
8600-594, Lagos

Lagos

This church was rebuilt in 1769 by orders of the command of the Infantry Regiment of Lagos, in order to become a chapel for them. The riches and profusion of the golden carvings on the high altar and the side walls, make this church one of the main examples of the Portuguese baroque. The wooden ceiling imitates a barrel-vault with a perspective painting. On the side walls one can admire 8 paintings that allude to Saint Anthony's miracles. The patron saint stands on the altar.

Muralhas e Torreões de Lagos / Baluarte da Porta dos Quartos

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Rua Infante de Sagres
8600-743, Lagos

Lagos

Of the ancient walls there are only left the Gate of Portugal, the Gate of the Postigo and the remannts of old courtiers. It is said that Dom Sebastião was present at a field mass before going to the battle of Alcácer Quibir and that he saw it from a manuelin window one can still see on the walls.

Casa Corte-Real

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Rua 25 de Abril
8600, Lagos

Lagos

Armazém Regimental

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Praça Infante Dom Henrique
8600, Lagos

Lagos

A regimental warehouse dating back to the 17th century, with a mannerist and baroque architecture. A perfect testimony of useful military architecture, destined for storage.

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