Castelo e Muralhas de Tavira

The foundations of the defensive system were built between the VIII and XIII centuries, during the Moslem domain. The earliest moor fortification was improved after the Christian Conquest, ordered by king Dom Dinis. Nowadays, you can still see some sections of the Wall, the Arco da Misericórdia and a part of the fortress that keeps its medieval characteristics. Inside the walls, a magnificent garden stands out.


Calçada Dom Sete Cavaleiros


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Monuments near Castelo e Muralhas de Tavira

Rua da Fortaleza, Tavira

Forte da Conceição / Forte de São João / Forte de São João da Barra

Fort dated from the XVII century, with a four tips star drawing and a gate preceded by a moat.

Rotunda dos Navegadores, Tavira

Monumento aos Descobrimentos

Set of two sails with the symbol of the Portuguese Discoveries, located in the centre of a circular.

Travessa da Feira, Tavira

Capela de São Sebastião

Chapel built in the XVII century and remodelled in the XVIII century, presenting an interesting architectonical style. The “trompe l’oeil” paintings covering t…

Rua de Santo António, Tavira

Igreja do Convento de Santo António

Conventual church dated from the XVII century, with harmonious façade, single nave and rectangular main chapel. In 1994 repairing and adaptation works were car…

Largo de Santo Amaro, Tavira

Memória Militar

Set of two statues, placed in front of each other, though apart, in opposite sidewalks, as if they were say goodbye. It pays homage to soldiers.

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