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Monuments in Tavira

Busto do Doutor António Padinha

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Praça Doutor António Padinha
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Bust rose to pay homage to Doutor António Padinha. The statue is in the centre of a flowery garden, with some benches.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Tavira

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Rua Damião Augusto de Brito Vasconcelos 2
8800-329, Tavira

Tavira

Church built in the XVI century, considered to be one of the finest exemplars of renaissance in all Algarve. Its portal of great beauty, deeply worked, stands out at the façade. Inside, are worthy of notice the main chapel with a beautiful altar retable of golden carving and the images of Nossa Senhora da Visitação and Santa Isabel. The glazed tiles covering the walls represent the Works of Mercy and are duly captioned.

Ponte Romana sobre o Rio Gilão

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Praça da República
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Bridge possibly dated from the XVII century to which the tradition attributes Roman origins. It has seven arches spring forward among six pillars, from which four were used to do a widening.

Monumento aos Descobrimentos

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Rotunda dos Navegadores
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Set of two sails with the symbol of the Portuguese Discoveries, located in the centre of a circular.

Memória Militar

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Largo de Santo Amaro
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Set of two statues, placed in front of each other, though apart, in opposite sidewalks, as if they were say goodbye. It pays homage to soldiers.

Capela de Santa Ana

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Largo de Santana
8800-364, Tavira

Tavira

This temple, existing since the XVI century, was rebuilt in the XVIII century. Worthy of notice is the wood carving work at the altars, the statuary, the panel representing Christ after descending from the cross and the holy water font, all forming an important artistic set.

Igreja do Convento de Santo António

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Rua de Santo António
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Conventual church dated from the XVII century, with harmonious façade, single nave and rectangular main chapel. In 1994 repairing and adaptation works were carried out turning the former conventual rooms into tourism lodgings.

Castelo e Muralhas de Tavira

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Calçada Dom Sete Cavaleiros
8800, Tavira

Tavira

The foundations of the defensive system were built between the VIII and XIII centuries, during the Moslem domain. The earliest moor fortification was improved after the Christian Conquest, ordered by king Dom Dinis. Nowadays, you can still see some sections of the Wall, the Arco da Misericórdia and a part of the fortress that keeps its medieval characteristics. Inside the walls, a magnificent garden stands out.

Capela de São Sebastião

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Travessa da Feira
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Chapel built in the XVII century and remodelled in the XVIII century, presenting an interesting architectonical style. The “trompe l’oeil” paintings covering the inside walls, the canvas telling the story of the life of Jesus and Mary, lead to the adaptation of this space, turning it into a Museum of Painting.

Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo

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Calçada da Galeria
8800, Tavira

Tavira

Building from the XIII century, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. It keeps the gothic structure and doorway. At the main chapel is the tomb of the seven knights of Santiago Order, killed by the moors on an ambush, which the legend relates to the conquest of the city. From the assets of the sacred art, composed by jewellery from the XVI and XVIII centuries and vestments, a reading - desk from the XVI / XVII centuries is worthy of notice.

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