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Church of Santa Maria

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Address: Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal

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Worth noting the mural behind the altar, which shows a battle between angels.

Built in 1498 as the Church of Mercy (Misericordia Church), it was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. It was the object of restorations and extensions in the 18th century. XVI... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Jorge A
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Faro, Portugal
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this church closes over the lunch hour. When it was open, it offered, for a euro and a half, a small exhibiton of religious art, mainly silver objects and some paintings, and a visit of the church itself. It's pretty and well-proportioned, but not special. I would not make a trip just to see it, but if one is passing... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as impressive as many of the ornate tile covered churches, this church does have a pretty alter area. Located by the slave market it makes a short stop on the sightseeing tour of Lagos.

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Built in 1498 as the Church of Mercy (Misericordia Church), it was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. It was the object of restorations and extensions in the 18th century. XVI and XVII, having been instituted as a parish church, dedicated to Santa Maria. A part of the church dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it was restored after... More 

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Thank Jorge A
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This church is just off the square in the old town and worth popping into. There is a window just above the altar which seems to fill the church with sunshine. The church is small and quite charming in its simplicity. It reflects the surrounding area of narrow cobblestone streets.

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Thank sharingin4mation
County Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Recently re-painted, this is a lovely church to visit to take time out to reflect. Facing into the square, statue and water feature.

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Thank VeganIRL
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I like old churches. This one was lovley inside with a beautiful depiction of the crucification christ.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The ceiling of this church is probably the best I have ever seen. You can actually feel the peace in this church. to get there just walk along the river bank keeping it on your left, when you come to the castle ruins then cross the road and past the water fountains then the church is on your left.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a superb Catholic church,beautiful and you would not believe that outside hundreds of tourists are milling around outside so calm inside fantastic.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Place of peace right in the main square of Lagos. Always go there whenever in Lagos. Although its relatively simple inside the presence of the Holy Spirit is beautiful :-)

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We loved it in here and there was a museum close by to it which was very good, lots of Roman and pre historic relics, no booklet on the museum though which was a shame

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