Misericordia Church, Tavira

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    Misericordia Church

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 11, 2010

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    Located just down from the Castle, this is a must see 16th century church said to be one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in the Algarve. The façade was made by the famous master-mason André Pilarte (finished in 1551) who also participated in the construction of the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. The main entrance, a round arch, is crowned by a statue of Our Lady of Mercy which is flanked by figures of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as the crest of the city of Tavira. Inside you can see the 18th century azulejos depicting the 18 Works of Mercy (Spiritual Works, Body Works and Life of Christ).

    Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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    Church of the Misericordia

    by Carmela71 Written Jan 9, 2005

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    This church is under reconstruction as most of the monuments in Tavira, is close to the tourist office, but it is one of the most important renascence monuments in Portugal from the XVI century

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    Misericordia church

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Built in the beginning of the 16Th century, this church has a renaissance style, with a baroque facade added in the 18Th century, but keeping the original door.

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