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Monuments in Albufeira
Rua da Igreja Nova
Built at the end of the 18th century, the main church has an imposing bell tower. On the high altar there is an 18th century valuable image of Our Lady of Conceição and a retable, painted by Albufeira's artist Samora Barros. On the side altars and in the sacristy, there are images dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Occupied by the romans at the middle of the 2nd century aD, it was turned into a political and administrative centre. Conquered by the Moors in 713 it was then taken by the Portuguese crown in 1248. The castle was restored by Dom Dinis. The walls are of stucco with battlements and a watching path that leads to the watch tower. There are vestiges of parts of the walls, of the entrance tower and, inside, th ruins of a church with gothic and manuelin vestiges.
Praça Miguel Bombarda
A construction of popular appearance, dating nack to thee beginning of the 18th century. It has a main gate with baroque decoration and a manuelin sid gate. Wooden retable, unique in the Algarve, with images of the 17th and 18th centuries. There is an image of a mutilated Our Lady of Piedade. In its interior there is Albufeira's Museum of Religious Art.
A wind mill built in stone, sand and whitewash, located at the top of the hillock of the same name. It is rebuilt and ready for functioning and it can be visited.
Rua Henrique Calado, 3
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 portal and the triumphal arch from the gothic 15th century construction. The chapel, the hospital and the ancient hostel are classified as Building of Public Interest.
Alameda do Convento
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 our Lady on the part of many local fishermen is demonstrated by the amount of "ex-votos" found in the chapel of the Convent and that illustrate the miracles that occurred through his intercession. In the churchyard are two graves of victims of the constitutional struggles of the 19th century.
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa
A tower in the "county's" ancient jailhouse, it has a bell that is supported by a structure of forged iron with a curious decoration.
Largo Jacinto D'Ayete
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 as a funeral chamber.
Largo Jacinto D'Ayete
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 fire because he did not deny the Christian faith and he died holding a crucifix and shouting "Long live the Christian faith".