In Paderne village you can see the Islamic urbanism: space organized by streets and covered by a Drainage system leading the waste water to the outside of wall. Almohad dwellings arranged around a central courtyard, by which it was acceded to every room of the house.
Post reconquista (Christian): chapel building N. Senhora da Assunção. With the reconquest, domestic spaces have undergone the necessary changes and modifications, according to the uses and customs of a new culture. The construction of the chapel of Our Lady of the Castle or the Assumption, now in ruins, it stands out clearly from the other buildings. It is, as is evident from a building already the Christian medieval period, although undergone several changes over time, it is believed that in the eighteenth century, as present the current configuration.
In addition to the architectural structures, of which stands the castle itself, in the archaeological works also emerged, a vast collection with various timelines. Part of this estate is integrated in the exhibition of the Municipal Museum Archeology Albufeira.
The pieces on display from the Castle of Paderne, are divided into three different times. The transition between the Islamic and the Christian medieval period, the third part are presented the Modern Age.
Igreja Matriz de Paderne – Church of Paderne
The construction of this religious temple started at the beginning of the century. XVI time the population was moved from inside the castle for the current parish. Simple architectural facade. Inside, longitudinal plant with three naves of five sections, having been added in the last end of the century. XIX. conjugates various styles: Renaissance, Baroque and Manueline, reconstruction result in successive seasons. Noteworthy are the altarpieces of the chapel and the holy altar, which are baroque. Another of the wealth of this church, is your booty sculptural, with century copies. XVII and XVIII, with special highlight, the baroque image Archangel Michael.
Ermida da N.ª S.ª do Pé da Cruz – Chapel of Nossa Senhora Foot of the Cross
This Hermitage will have been built in the seventeenth century, has undergone restoration work in 1711. Inside you can admire his altarpiece of the early eighteenth century (about 1715), in the case of a testimony of the Baroque period.