Igreja Matriz de Alvor


Alvor Main Church

Alvor Main Church

The Main Church of Alvor is the foremost example of Manueline-style architecture in the Algarve. Built in the 1520s, the Main Church of Alvor has the most beautiful Manueline portico in the region, decorated with motifs alluding to flora and fauna, scenes of war and religious symbolism.

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Open everyday:
October 1st to April 30th from 8:30am to 9:30pm.
May 1st to September 30th from 8:30am to 10pm.


Open to the Public


R. da Igreja 25, 8500-007 Alvor


+351 282 459 151

Inside, the 18th-century tiles are a highlight, as well as the rich images on the six gilded altars. There is also the famous and miraculous image of “Lord Jesus”, which, according to legend, washed ashore and was placed at the altar by Alvor fishermen.

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