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Misericordia Chapel

Rua Henrique Calado | Old Town, Albufeira 8200-136, Portugal
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Nice ancient building.

Misericordia Chapel is a superb ancient chapel that in a resort that really doesn't have that many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil K
,
Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
You can smell th history from the entrance

A truly beautiful historical place with such character. The atmosphere is serene. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
judykins67
,
Ireland
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  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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Rua Henrique Calado | Old Town, Albufeira 8200-136, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Misericordia Chapel is a superb ancient chapel that in a resort that really doesn't have that many ancient sites is a place well worth a visit. Built originally in 1499 as a Moorish Mosque,when they were vanquished it converted to a Christian chapel. It looks...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 8 June 2016

A truly beautiful historical place with such character. The atmosphere is serene. Definitely worth a visit

Thank judykins67
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This little chapel was the once the Moorish town's mosque. In 1499, not long after the expulsion of the Moors from the Algarve, work was begun to convert it into a Christian chapel giving its late Gothic style, it was in this period that the...More

1  Thank scousemouse
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was interesting to learn of the history of this church and how and when it came to be built under the circumstances at the time.

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The Misericórdia Chapel is a former Arab mosque, located at the Rua Henrique Calado, near the Archeological Museum. Its a very pleasant place to visit. They sell some handmade stuff for the good cause. The photo is not correct.

1  Thank Frits L
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Very typical of the local area and architecture sits this charming church, always admire these, because it looks very different to the churches at home. Unfortunately couldn't get a look inside, because it was closed most times I went past.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely views from the outside. My wife and I ventured in during mass on Saturday evening. The decor inside was not as elaborate or ornate as I expected but a great piece of architecture nonetheless.

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Viewing this chapel from the outside I found it pretty. It is good for taking pictures. It is close to the city centre.

Thank Strattybird
Reviewed 15 August 2012

A must see while you are there absolutely beautiful all lit up at night and in a lovely area of the old Portuguese town

5  Thank panaceaSheffield
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