The Church of São Lourenço (St. Lawrence) in Almancil is considered one of the greatest artistic treasures in the Algarve. Built in the first half of the 18th century, it is a single nave church with a chancel covered by a beautiful dome. Extraordinary examples of Portuguese azulejos (traditional blue and white tiles) cover the walls and ceilings. Eight panels of tiles, designed by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes, describe various phases of the life of São Lourenço. The gilded Baroque altarpiece, with the image of the saint is believed to be crafted by the Algarve’s greatest sculptor and carver Manuel Martinez.

For more information, visit this São Lourenço webpage.

São Lourenço Church
Rua da Igreja
Almancil
Central Algarve

Phone: +351 289 395 451
(Paróquia de Almancil)

Hours:
Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 13:30 and 14:30 to 17:30
Open Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons too

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Igreja São Lourenço Church - Almancil

 

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