Portão do Mar

This gate is one of the few vestiges of the old fortress, built in the 18th century to defend the village from the pirates. It was built between 1797 and 1799 by Matias de Avelar. At the top of the door is the coat of arms with the Royal arms of Portugal.


Rua Conselheiro Doutor José Pereira


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Monuments near Portão do Mar

Edifício dos Paços do Concelho

18th-century building where stands out abroad, the interesting portal from basalt and, inside, the vast documentary collection of 16th and 17th centuries.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição / Igreja de São Francisco

Church dating from the 17TH century, formerly part of the convent of São Francisco das Velas. The elaborate cornices in black lava and gilt. Suffered a major r…

Igreja Matriz de Velas / Igreja de São Jorge

Church built by testament of Infante d. Henrique, in 1460. Inside is a collection of sacred art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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