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Igreja de São Francisco

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Largo de São Francisco
8365, Pêra

Silves

Church with longitudinal nave plant with lateral chapels and rectangular chancel. The sacristy has access to the outside beneath the Bell Tower. Conventual, religious and Baroque architecture.

Igreja Matriz de São Marcos da Serra

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Largo da Igreja
8375, São Marcos da Serra

Silves

Church built on a longitudinal plan and composed of nave, chancel, bell-tower, baptismal chapel and sacristy. It is the town’s building that has the most urban impact. The doorway and the baptismal font exhibit traces of the manueline period.

Sé Catedral de Silves

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Rua da Sé
8300-140, Silves

Silves

Gothic temple erected using local red sandstone. The temple has suffered quite a lot of alterations during restoration programmes. A portico with an ogival archivolt stands out in the main façade. The baroque style door dates back to 1781. The interior is composed of three naves, the most central of which is more elevated than the other two.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição / Igreja Paroquial de Alcantarilha

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Largo da Igreja
8365-012, Alcantarilha

Silves

Manueline temple where the chancel’s vaulted roof and the triumphal arch are worth special mention. Also of interest is the chancel’s 18th century altar piece, done in a rococo style, and the baroque chest of drawers in the sacristy. There is a small bone chapel attached to the church.

Igreja Matriz de São Bartolomeu de Messines

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Rua da Igreja
8300, São Bartolomeu de Messines

Silves

Temple built in the 16th century, during the transition period between Manueline and Renaissance style. It has an interesting baroque façade, added at a later date, with white walls and masonry work in red sandstone. The slender pulpit and corresponding access staircase, built with local marble, is a small baroque masterpiece. The church also possesses a valuable set of religious statues from the 16th to the 18th century. Of this collection special mention goes to the statues dedicated to the Virgin.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves

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Rua da Sé
8300-140, Silves

Silves

Church composed of a single nave and with a main facade equipped with a staircase with two flights of stairs. The façade also has a portico with a triangular pediment. On the inside, the church has a barrel vault and, on the high altar, there is a 16th century altarpiece with grooved ionic columns that is worth special mention. It has painted panels; the main one depicts the Visitation, while the four side panels and the three upper panels are allusive to the seven works of Mercy.

Estátua do Largo do Hospital

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Rua da Misericórdia
8300, Silves

Silves

Fonte Nova da Partilha

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Rua do Poleirão
8375, São Marcos da Serra

Silves

Nora

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Rua do Poleirão
8375, São Marcos da Serra

Silves

Busto Doutor António Bernardino Ramos

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Rua do Castelo
8375, São Marcos da Serra

Silves
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