Igreja de São Lourenço de Matos

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Igreja de São Lourenço de Matos information

Almancil , Portugal
Rua da Igreja
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 3-5pm Mon-Sat
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It's well worth stopping here, just off the N125 south of Loulé, to witness a marvellous feat of tile work. A baroque masterpiece, the church is wall-to-wall blue-and-white azulejos (hand-painted tiles) inside, with beautiful panels depicting the life of Roman-era São Lourenço and his grisly death-by-barbecue. It was, happily, barely damaged in the 1755 earthquake.