Arco da Vila

In the centre of the vilage, at the Largo da Sé, this arch is one of the most relevant architectural sets in the Algarve. This monumental portal was rebuilt in the 19th century. Inside there is an arab portico, unique in the entire Algarve region. In the niche above the archway there is a white marble image of Saint Thomas of Aquine.


Rua do Municipio


  • Difficult external parking
  • Walls & City doors
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Monuments near Arco da Vila

Arco da Porta Nova

An archway belomging to the walls of the late-romanic period, dating back to the 16th century.

Arco do Repouso e Muralhas de Faro

Entrance door to the meedieval walls, built by the muslim prince Bem Bekr as a defense against the Christian invasions. It's constituded by two watchtowers wit…

Busto ao Doutor Amadeu Ferreira D'Almeida

Small bust located in the center of the Square Garden Alexandre Herculano, which provides a simple tribute to Dr. Amadeu Ferreira D'almeida.

Busto de Doutor Silva Nobre

Located in the town's centre, this bust is a homage to doutor Silva Nobre.

Busto de João de Deus

Located in the Manuel Bívar garde, this modest bust is a homage to João de Deus, a poet born in the Algarve.

Casa das Açafatas

A baroque palace with two floors, a long façade in a straight line, an axis with a balcony door and window sided by acanthus foliage convolutions. One should p…

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