Saint Anne Church, Albufeira

Saint Anne Church, Albufeira (must see)

Easy to locate in Jacinto D'Ayet Square in the Old Town by its stunning whitewashed facade, is the 18th century church of Saint Anne. Like many other buildings in Albufeira, the original Church of Saint Anne was destroyed completely in the earthquake of 1755. The Church is dedicated to Saint Anne, the maternal grandmother of Jesus.

The baroque altarpiece has a statue of Saint Anne in the center. At the right side there are statues of Saint Joseph and the child Jesus. On the left side is Anne's husband, Saint Joaquin. The piece is painted blue with gilding. This is probably the work of sculptors Francisco Xavier Guedelha and Joao Baptista.

This is a one nave church with three chapels. Other carved statues in the church include one of Christ Crucified. The baroque wooden pulpit is pointed in gold. The church is very close to the Vila Recife Hotel and the Parish Church. Each year on the 14th of August Images of Mary and Child Jesus from the church are paraded in a boat.

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Saint Anne Church on Map

Sight Name: Saint Anne Church
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Religious
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Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Settlements appeared in the area of Albufeira in pre-history. The fishing was good. The Romans came. They named the town Baltum. They gave it structure, administrative and architectural. Later the Romans left, but some architecture remains. The Byzantines made a brief appearance, followed by the Visigoths. The fish didn't play out until recently.

The Visigoths ruled until the Moors took up...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles