Museums and Churches in Albufeira
Igreja Matriz de Albufeira
(Nossa Senhora da Conceição)
The church was finished in 1782 (consecrated in 1800) and substituted the former main church that had been destroyed during the earthquake.
Coordinates: 37°05'15.1"N 8°15'14.3"W
The hours for mass are shown at the entrance.
The interior of the church is bright and fortunately sparsely aggrieving.
Regretfully there are no fixed opening hours. Should the main entrance be closed, please ask at the tourist information or at the nearby Museu de Arte Sacra.
Museu Municipal de Arqueologia
The museum is situated in the old town hall (until 1980).
Coordinates: 37°05'13.4"N 8°15'07.8"W
The exposition is with regard to 4 issues:
- Prehistory, - Roman era, - Moorish era and - modern world. The items exposed originate from the county Albufeira.
1st of September to 30th of June: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and on holidays from 9:30 to 12:30 h and from 13:30 to 17:30 h, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30 to 17.30 h.
1st of July to 31st of August see above, however Thursday and Friday 14:00 to 22:00 h.
Closed on Mondays. Entrance fee: 1,00 € - Children before 14 years: free.
Museu de Arte Sacra
The museum is located in the Ermida de São Sebastião. The chapel was built in the 18th century and has been re-erected after it had been damaged through the earthquake of 1755.
Coordinates: 37°05'13.3"N 8°15'14.2"W
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The exhibition includes icons from various churches of Albufeira which in part have been destroyed. A collection of hand-painted tiles (Azulejos) from the 16th and 17th century originates supposedly from the now ruined, former main church "Igreja Matriz de Albufeira".