Religious Art Museum of Albufeira and Ermida de São Sebastião Shrine

Visit this interesting religious art museum in the Ermida de São Sebastião de Albufeira shrine, in Algarve. 

Museu de Arte Sacra de Albufeira y Ermida de São Sebastião
Ermida de São Sebastião Shrine 
© Vítor Oliveira

Located in the Ermida de São Sebastião shrine, the Museu de Arte Sacra (Religious Art museum) of Albufeira was originally built in the 16th century, receiving an important architectonic upheaval during the first half of the 18th century. Nowadays, it still preserves a charming “Manuelina” door (Manueline typical Portuguese style).

This museum collects a rich pillaging of objects from different churches in Albufeira. Among the exhibited works, it’s worth noting the polychromatic reredos from the second half of the 18th century compounded by the images of three saints: São Sebastião, São Francisco Xavier and São Domingos; as well as six anonymous wooden images and a stone sculpture believed to date back to the 16th century.

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Location:

Ermida de São Sebastião, Rua Bernardino Sousa, Albufeira.

Opening Hours:

Winter: from 10:30 to 16:30.
Summer: from 10:30 to 16:30 and from 20:00 to 23:00.

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