The Alvor marabouts are small square constructions with an Arab-influenced dome. They were intended to celebrate masses and as homage to the Muslim holy men or saints. The three marabouts in Alvor are the only Muslim places of worship that still exist in the Portimão region, despite being adapted for use as Christian chapels.
A fine example of the Arab presence in Portugal, the São João marabout (St John’s Marabout) is located on a street called Rua São João in Alvor. Inside, its simplicity and modesty make it an even more special place.
The São Pedro marabout, the most beautifully preserved marabout in Alvor, is now the venue of Christian masses and has been given the name Capela de S. Pedro. (Chapel of St Peter).
The marabout annex of the Igreja Matriz de Alvor (Alvor Main Church) is in the side chapel and can be accessed from the vestry.
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