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An intereseting church

It was interesting to learn of the history of this church and how and when it came to be built... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2016
Maureen B
Langho, United Kingdom
Just have a look!

The Misericórdia Chapel is a former Arab mosque, located at the Rua Henrique Calado, near the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2015
Frits L
Albufeira, Portugal
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6 Oct 2017
“Nice ancient building.”
8 Jun 2016
“You can smell th history from the entrance”
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Misericordia Chapel is a superb ancient chapel that in a resort that really doesn't have that many ancient sites is a place well worth a visit. Built originally in 1499 as a Moorish Mosque,when they were vanquished it converted to a Christian chapel. It looks...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2016

A truly beautiful historical place with such character. The atmosphere is serene. Definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed April 30, 2016

This little chapel was the once the Moorish town's mosque. In 1499, not long after the expulsion of the Moors from the Algarve, work was begun to convert it into a Christian chapel giving its late Gothic style, it was in this period that the...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

It was interesting to learn of the history of this church and how and when it came to be built under the circumstances at the time.

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Misericórdia Chapel is a former Arab mosque, located at the Rua Henrique Calado, near the Archeological Museum. Its a very pleasant place to visit. They sell some handmade stuff for the good cause. The photo is not correct.

1  Thank Frits L
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very typical of the local area and architecture sits this charming church, always admire these, because it looks very different to the churches at home. Unfortunately couldn't get a look inside, because it was closed most times I went past.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely views from the outside. My wife and I ventured in during mass on Saturday evening. The decor inside was not as elaborate or ornate as I expected but a great piece of architecture nonetheless.

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Viewing this chapel from the outside I found it pretty. It is good for taking pictures. It is close to the city centre.

Thank Strattybird
Reviewed August 15, 2012

A must see while you are there absolutely beautiful all lit up at night and in a lovely area of the old Portuguese town

5  Thank panaceaSheffield
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