Arco da Vila

In the heart of the town, in Largo da Sé, this arch is one of the most important architectural complexes in the Algarve. This monumental portal is a 19th century reconstruction. Inside there is an Arab portico, unique in the Algarve region. In the niche above the Arch there is an image, in white marble, of Saint Thomas Aquinas.


Rua da Misericórdia, 8


  • 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

Gateway to the medieval walls built by the Muslim prince Ben Bekr as a defense against Christian invasion. It is formed by two towers with two side entrances. …

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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