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Monuments in Loulé
Igreja de São Lourenço de Almancil
Rua da Igreja
8135-027, São Lourenço
Church of baroque architectural composition, has an interior lined with tiles from the 18th century by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes. This set, representing scenes from the life of the patron saint, is one of the most important in the country.
Located in the parishes of Querença and Tôr, the classified site of Fonte Benémola is an area of great beauty, where the Ribeira de Menalva (supplied by some springs) provides habitat for a flora dominated by ash trees, willows, tamarisks and leafy trees. The existence of water throughout the year is an attraction factor for a great diversity of faunal species, namely kingfishers, tits, herons, bee-eaters and otters.
Castelo de Loulé
Rua Dom Paio Correia, 17
As in several villages in the Algarve, Loulé also accuses the presence of various peoples: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors, who took over the city in 715. The Christian reconquest took place in 1249 and in 1268 the fortress was rebuilt and expanded, being rebuilt in the 16th century. Currently, there are some remains on Rua da Barbacã, Largo da Matriz and Rua Rainha Dona Leonor.
Ruínas do Castelo de Salir
Rua dos Muros do Castelo
Salir might have been the place where D. Paio Peres Correia awaited the arrival of D. Afonso III, so that together they could undertake the conquest of what remained in the province in the hands of the Moors. During the time of King Afonso III, this location became a stronghold, giving the castle a privileged role in the definitive conquest of the Algarve. It is presumed that the castle was burned down and rebuilt twice, and today only ruins of its walls remain.
Convento da Graça
Rua Dom Paio Peres Correia
From this Gothic temple, the Gothic portal remains, flanked by two smooth columns of polished marble with vegetal decoration capitals. The last archivolt is engraved with stylized flowers, with a six-pointed star at the top.
Memorial em Honra da Festa da Pinha
Rua Manuel Francisco Aleixo
Cruzeiro da Misericórdia de Loulé
Avenida Marçal Pacheco
A granit crucifix. The location of some of its fragments is unknown.
Monumento ao Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco
Avenida 25 de Abril
A great stone monument with images of the works made by the engineer Duarte Pacheco (former minister of Public Works).
Chafariz da Bica Velha
Rua das Bicas Velhas
A small fountain with four faucets, still working and dating back to 4 September 1887.
Estátua de António Aleixo
Praça de República
Life size statue of the poet António Aleixo sitting on a chair, with a table that has verses written on its top.