Castelo de Loulé

As so happens in several towns of the Algarve, on can see the presence of various peoples in Loulé: phoenicians, carthaginian, romans and moors, who take over the city in 715. The Christian reconquest occurs in 1249 and in 1268 the fortress is reconstructed and enlarged. Later, in the 16th century, it is rebuilt. Currently, there are still some vestiges in the Rua da Barbacã, Largo da Matriz and Rua Rainha D. Leonor.


Rua Dom Paio Correia, 17


  • 1.50€
  • Difficult external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Visitable (with a guide), Shop

    opening hours

  • monday: 09:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:00
  • thursday: 09:00-18:00
  • friday: 09:00-18:00
  • saturday: 09:00-14:00

Monuments near Castelo de Loulé

Monumento com Ciclistas

Broze statues of two cyclists.

Busto do Doutor Francisco X. D' Ataide Oliveira

Bust of Dr. Francisco X D Chandrakanth Oliveira (1842-1915), set in a garden area, in honor of the City in 1930.

Convento da Graça

All that is left of this gothic temple is the gothic portal, sided by two even columns of polished marble with chapiters with vegetal decoration. The last arch…

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco

Outwardly does not connote great architectural value but inside enhances the gilded altarpiece of the high altar (18th century) and the Shrine consists of a Pe…

Muralhas do Castelo de Loulé

What is left of the castle and the walls shows the importance it had at the time of the moorish occupation, be it for the dimensions of the walls, be it for th…

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