Palácio da Galeria
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Palácio da Galeria information
Enter the old town through the Porta de Dom Manuel (by the turismo ), built in 1520 when Dom Manuel I made Tavira a city. Around the back, along Calçada da Galeria, the elegant Palácio da Galeria holds occasional exhibitions.