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Cathedrals in Algarve

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2 cathedrals in Algarve

Cathedrals in Faro
Cathedral of Faro
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This simple cathedral (Sé in Portuguese), which from the outside is almost unnoticed, was built in the 14th century, and is Gothic style architecture. It is found in the large square in the heart of the old town, at Largo da Sé, very close to the seafront. Both the tower and the cathedral can be visited after going through the ticket office. The ticket includes climbing the tower, which offers the best views of Faro, a visit inside the impressive cathedral, access the relics museum, and a tour the small courtyard, which has a small altar. Visiting Faro is essential, not only for the views, but also the cathedral grounds. Entrance is 3€
Cathedrals in Silves
Cathedral of Silves
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The Sé or Cathedral of Silves is a few kilometers from Portimao and close to Silves Castle. The Cathedral dates back to the to the 18th century and is mainly Gothic, but with the passage of time acquired Baroque and Manueline elements. The cathedral has a plant in the form of a Latin cross, with transept vaulted at the intersection of the arms of it, topped by an apse with a red sandstone at the end on the altar. The main hall is around 18 meters high, and has 2 side aisles with gilded altars decorated with baroque carvings, these ships are separated from the nave by solid octagonal pillars. Inside there are many tombs on the floor of the bishops and the noble families of Silves and the grave stone of King John II died and buried here in the year 1495, and it was later transferred to the Monastery of Batalha. If you want to visit the Cathedral you must pay , something that really caught my attention ...
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