Church

Faro Cathedral

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Tips from locals

Soraia&Adérito
June 25, 2019
One of the most important buildings of Faro
Fernando
October 26, 2014
Our historic city, Vila Adentro, with its Arco da Vila and its Big Wall, the Muralha
Claudia
January 8, 2022
Located in Vila-Adentro, in Largo da Sé, the Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria was built after the Christian Reconquest, by Dom João Viegas, Archbishop of Braga, who, for that purpose, sent the Dominicans Frei Paio and Frei to Faro Peter. Some time later, it was handed over to the Military Order of São Tiago, which carried out several interventions, with the two Gothic chapels and the first floor of the tower opposite the main façade, marks of the 15th century. In 1577, it became the seat of the episcopal seat, with the Bishop and the Cabido coming from Silves. In 1596, this temple was ruined, due to invasions by the English troops of the Earl of Essex, who sacked and burned the entire city. The columns and respective arches were rebuilt, and several chapels were kept, which were remodeled in the 17th and 18th centuries. The earthquakes of 1722 and 1755 also motivated important construction campaigns. The Bishops and the Chapter, as well as the Confraternity of Santíssimo, Almas and Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos, promoted the ornamentation of the chapels themselves. In the Cathedral of Faro, one of the best sets of carvings and sculptures in the Algarve can still be seen.
Located in Vila-Adentro, in Largo da Sé, the Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria was built after the Christian Reconquest, by Dom João Viegas, Archbishop of Braga, who, for that purpose, sent the Dominicans Frei Paio and Frei to Faro Peter. Some time later, it was handed over to the Military Order of São T…
Filipe
August 29, 2017
The Cathedral (Sé) in Faro is located in the heart of the city´s Old Town, in Largo da Sé. You can visit it inside and have an amazing view from Faro downtown and Ria Formosa from the bell tower. Open daily from 10.00h - 18.00h (Saturday from 09.30h-13.00h). Closed on Sunday.
Andreia
May 19, 2017
Stunning church, don´t miss the climb up the tower with amazing views over the sea.

Unique things to do nearby

Sunset Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro
From Price:$21 / person
Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
From Price:$58 / person
Guided Kayak Tour of Ria Formosa from Faro
From Price:$52 / person

Places to stay nearby

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Jade Penthouse with Huge Balcony in Central Faro
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Old town townhouse
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  2. 2 beds
Lovely Bohème Blue House w/ Rooftop & Stork View ☀
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
Cosy flat with spectacular views
  1. Hotel room
  2. 1 bed
Private suite/studio in Faro
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 3 beds
Azure Penthouse with Huge Balcony in Central Faro
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  2. 1 bed
☆Peaceful ♦Jewel with ❀ Yard at ❤ of Downtown Faro
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
My Place @ Faro Ria Views
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  1. Entire rental unit
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  1. Entire loft
  2. 2 beds
Faro Central Apartment w/ Rooftop & Balconies
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  1. Entire townhouse
  2. 3 beds
Faro, style, location and so much more.
  1. Entire home
  2. 3 beds
Central Duplex in Faro near Marina/Old Town/MainSt
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
Julio Apartment in Faro - Down Town Center
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Location
11 Largo da Sé
Faro, Faro