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


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Monuments near Ruínas do Forte ou Castelo de Alvor

Rua Infante Dom Henrique, Alvor

Morabito de São João

Architectural testimony of Arab civilization. Quadrangular with four has pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.

Marginal de Alvor, Alvor

Homenagem ao Pescador

Stone sculpture, about four feet tall, depicting a fisherman with a fish in his hands. By João Cutileiro and was inaugurated in 2000.

Rua 25 de Abril, 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.

Largo da Igreja, Alvor

Igreja do Divino Salvador/ Igreja Matriz de Alvor

It was constructed in the end of the 15th century, by orders of Dom Manuel. This church presents three naves, two collateral chapels and three laterals. Here w…

Rua de São Pedro, Alvor

Morabito de São Pedro

Architectural testimony of civilization Arabic, of quadrangular with four pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.

Rua Marquês de Pombal, 6 - 8, Alvor

Palácio Abreu

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 …

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