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Santa Maria do Castelo Church

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Lovely old church

Lovely white old church which has been well maintained. Has steps to the bell tower which has great... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Lovely old church

It's a steep but enjoyable walk up through the old streets to this church high above the town... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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  • Average26%
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7 Mar 2018
“Lovely old church”
12 Aug 2018
“Amazing history rich church”
Built in the place of the former mosque after the conquest by Dom Paio Peres Correia, it goes up to the XIII century. After the 1755 earthquake it was rebuilt by the bishop Dom Francisco Gomes de Avelar. The façade presents neo-classic pilasters...more
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Largo Abu-Otmane | Alto de Santa Maria, Tavira, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is the most beautiful church in Tavira. Located close to the castle, the walk there is a joy itself. The church is very old, and has been reconstructed over the centuries. It has D. Paio Peres Correia (a templar portuguese hero) and his seven...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Raquel_Guerreiro
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Beautiful gardens just opposite the church, well worth a walk around. There is also the convent and the water tower around the church

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely white old church which has been well maintained. Has steps to the bell tower which has great views over Tavira old town and the salt pans in the distance.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, old Catholic church. Stunning view from the bell tower. 2€ 50 for the both. A must whilst you're in Tavira. Top tip... sensible shoes, quite steep steps to the top.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tamsyn m
Reviewed 27 October 2017

OK it's 2.5Eu to enter (which I have a problem with given the disproportionate distribution of the riches of the Catholic church) but you do get a small museum and the bell tower thrown in, and some lovely views

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's a steep but enjoyable walk up through the old streets to this church high above the town. Unfortunately it was about to close when we arrived at 4.55, so we had to be satisfied with a stroll around the peaceful and beautiful environs of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank gapdreamer
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Visiting churches should be free of charge - why are locals extorting money from tourists? The view from the bell tower was good which is something different but the rest of the church was pretty ordinary

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 29 August 2017

wandering around we took time to visit here although you have to pay to gain access the bell tower payment id say is worth it. the museum bit we paid extra to go in didn't quite live up to expectations we was left wondering what...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank castle1_10
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The church is situated just below the main church on the top of the Castle hill. You must be very interested in churches to find something interesting about this church

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PeterInSpain
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A nice church with a beautiful manueline chapel and a gorgeous view from its tower. The museum can be skipped, as it presents nothing interesting and requires extra payment. The church and the tower are worth it, though.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TiagoJGB
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