Ruínas do Forte ou Castelo de Alvor
These ruins are all that is left from an Arab fortress which was used to defend Lagos bay. The castle was conquer in 1189 by D. Sancho I but later returned to the Arabs power and afterwards, in 1250 D. Afonso III reconquested it. These are the remains after the destruction provoked by the 1755 earthquake.
Largo do Castelo
- Difficult external parking
- Castles & Fortresses
Monuments near Ruínas do Forte ou Castelo de Alvor
Igreja da Misericórdia de Alvor
Small church of simple construction, dating from the 16TH century, with a door and a window Freestone flat and straight lines.
Morabito de São João
Architectural testimony of Arab civilization. Quadrangular with four has pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.
Recovered in the early 19th century, this Palace features a stucco-walled interior with frescos designed. Currently, work in this space the Parish Council and …