Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo

Local nameIgreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
LocationSanta Maria, Faro District, Portugal

Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo is a church in Tavira, Portugal. It is classified as a National Monument.

It is believed this church was built in the 13th century after the Reconquesta of the city of Tavira from Moors. The church was built as an initiative of the Order of Santiago by D. Paio Peres Correia to replace the Arab mosque that existed here. The mosque is believed to have served the Medina of Tavira. The mosques existence hasn't been proven archaeologically. However, in 1718, a tomb was found with a corpse and an Alfange. At the time, it was decided to bury it again with the Alfange.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igreja_de_Santa_Maria_do_Castelo_(Tavira)

Address 29 Calçada dos Sete Cavaleiros, Tavira 8800, Portugal

Coordinates 37°7'31.208" N -7°39'6.597" E

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