Igreja Matriz (Parish Church), Albufeira
The church is a Neoclassic structure with one nave, four side chapels or altars, a choir, a baptismal, two pulpits and side halls. A painting by Albufeira painter Samora Barros is a rococo rendering of Our Lady of the Conception in a niche. In the presbytery are two paintings by Alvaro Mota and by Sousa showing scenes from the life and martyrdom of St. Vincent.
The chapels are dedicated to Saints Peter and Louis, Our Lady of Fatima and The Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1868 the altar was gilded. There is a statue of the Immaculate Conception over the altar. The bell tower dates from 1869 and it is 92 feet high. The carillon has eight bells tuned to F major. A spiral staircase leads to the top.
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Igreja Matriz (Parish Church) on Map
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Religious
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles