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Rua da Igreja, Albufeira 8200-650, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is the Roman Catholic church in Albufeira (Igreja Matriz de Albufeira). It is a beautiful 19th century house of prayer and a lovely cool refuge on a warm day. The Parish Priest here is a gentleman who understands more English than he actually speaks....More

22  Thank Frank2510
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the church we attend when holidaying in Albuferia. It is always packed to capacity for 11am Sunday morning mass. This year we found that by arriving at 10.45am and heading straight upstairs we got a seat in the gallery - a must in...More

6  Thank ADYKY
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is the wrong address, it actually is in old town. we ended up hetting to rides to get there. The Uber address needs to be up dated.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church peaceful atmosphere away from the tourist shops and restaurants whilst in the old town

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

In spite of the fact that the Mass was almost all in Portuguese, we were moved by the full church, the congregational singing and the attention to detail. At 1 hour 25 minutes, it was somewhat longer than we are used to on a normal...More

3  Thank John Y
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Out for a walk to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Square we came across this beautiful church, worth a visit, it's very simply decorated there is an air of calm to it, and a total respect for all religions that walk...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Sunday Mass times as follows; 18:00 Saturday Vigil 10:00 Sunday - this featured very good and frequent music throughout Mass; running time over an hour.

3  Thank Tommyandjools
Reviewed April 24, 2018

I loved the simplicity and light within this church. The painted walls and ceiling (in a side room) where modern and stylish, a far cry from the 'gothic' architecture of many. My husband (quite rightly) suggested I should be quiet as a mark of respect...More

Thank karen d
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

From the main square you have to climb to the top of the hill on your west. The church is often closed. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it.

1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I fall into the category of a not overly religious type of person,I respect all religions but I am not a practising Catholic and attend church much less frequently the older I get but I really do enjoy the architecture of places of worship be...More

1  Thank 293neilk
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This is a beautiful Church just beside Sant'Ana Church. We got mass here at 6pm on the Saturday and it was really lovely. The Young people who sang during the mass were great. A must to see

1  Thank Kieransaga1
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Like the Church of Sant'Ana this is clearly a church that is strongly supported by it's local community. There is thought and care at almost every angle within and without. Whether the monies there or not it's clear that what they have is shared with...More

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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Tommyandjools | Reviewed this property |
18:00 Vigil Saturday 10:00 Sunday
August 1, 2015|
Response from Sophiefairgreen |
Hi Kerry, I am trying to book it also dud you ever find out how to go about it, thanks Mary