Faro

Faro

Walls of Faro

Walls of Faro

It is believed that the early wall of the village is prior to the Roman invasion of the Iberian peninsula. It was rebuilt in the ninth century, during the reign of Ben Bekr, prince of a small Muslim kingdom which became independent of the Emirate of Córdoba. During the Almohad period they were erected two […]

S. Francisco Church, in Faro

S. Francisco Church, in Faro

The Church of São Francisco or Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, is a building “remarkable” of Faro, located in Largo de São Francisco, next to the convent of the same name. In 1679 it launched the first stone of the Church by the Dean of the Third Order of Carmo – Ordem Terceira do […]

Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assumpção, Museum in Faro

Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assumpção, Museum in Faro

The Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assumpção is a “remarkable” building in Faro where currently operates the Municipal Museum of Faro (formerly Municipal Archaeological Museum and Infante D. Henrique) and that includes various collections of paintings, sculpture, archeology and archaeological remains Roman and medieval. Located in the “old town” (Vila-Adentro), was built in 1519 in the […]

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