Nossa Senhora da Conceição Mother Church of Portimão

Find out about the Mother Church of Portimão, Algarve.

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
Igreja Matriz de Portimão
© Câmara Municipal de Portimão

Nossa Senhora da Conceição Church, also known as Portimão Mother Church, was built towards the end of XV c. However, it was damaged by the 1755 earthquake; therefore, it had to be rebuilt in the XVII c., and, afterwards, during the XIX c.

The gothic hallway with golden capital and a gargoyle are the only remains of the original building.

On the inside, it is worth having a look at the XVII c. tiles, marble images as the one of São Pedro (XVI c.), and different marble crucified sculptures and lignum vitae (guayacan).

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Rua Machados dos Santos, Largo da Igreja, Portimão.

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