Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo

Building from the XIII century, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. It keeps the gothic structure and doorway. At the main chapel is the tomb of the seven knights of Santiago Order, killed by the moors on an ambush, which the legend relates to the conquest of the city. From the assets of the sacred art, composed by jewellery from the XVI and XVIII centuries and vestments, a reading - desk from the XVI / XVII centuries is worthy of notice.


Calçada de Santa Maria


  • Easy external parking
  • Churches, Chapels & Temples
  • True

    opening hours

  • monday: 10:00-17:00
  • tuesday: 10:00-17:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-17:00
  • thursday: 10:00-17:00
  • friday: 10:00-17:00

Monuments near Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo

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.

Monumento aos Descobrimentos

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

Busto do Doutor António Padinha

Bust rose to pay homage to Doutor António Padinha. The statue is in the centre of a flowery garden, with some benches.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Tavira

Church built in the XVI century, considered to be one of the finest exemplars of renaissance in all Algarve. Its portal of great beauty, deeply worked, stands …

Obelisco da Praça da República

Statue with about five meters located in the centre of Praça da República.

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