Igreja de Santo António
Faro’s domed and splendid 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, in what was once the Jewish quarter, houses...
Igreja de Santa Maria
Igreja de Santa Maria was built during the 15th and 16th centuries and retains a 16th-century entrance; the rest of the remaining...
Lagos Surf Center
Will help you catch a wave and head to where there are suitable swells. Children must be accompanied by a family member over 14 years of...
This is Lagos’ main venue for performances and contemporary art exhibitions.
This handsome international-style tapas bar has a trendy feel, a smart crowd and a postcard view of Igreja Santo António from the...
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Igreja de Santo António information
The little Igreja de Santo António , bursting with 18th- and 19th-century gilded, carved wood, is a stupendous baroque extravaganza. Beaming cherubs and ripening grapes are much in evidence. The dome and azulejo panels were installed during repairs after the 1755 earthquake.
Enter from the adjacent Museu Municipal , a glorious and fascinating historic mishmash. There’s an entrancing haphazardness about it all, from Roman nails found locally and opium pipes from Macau to bits of the Berlin wall sharing a case with scary-looking surgical instruments.