Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil, Almancil

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The Church of São Lourenço is a Church in the civil parish of Almancil, in the municipality of Loulé in the Portuguese Algarve.HistoryThe oldest recorded reference to this church came from 1672; the Livro da Freguesia de São João da Venda, referring to the ecclesiastical parish of São João de Venda, identified the visit of prelates to the parish. It was these same prelates that on 23 May 1684, addressed the necessity of constructing a temple in the area to the parish vicar.For successive years the, starting on 7 February 1693, there were references to the temple in the same Livro da Freguesia, including 16 August 1695 and 26 May 1715, but no reference to a period of construction or completion.The azulejo tile was applied to the church in 1730 by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes, from an inscription in the choir. Between 1868 and 1869 a wooden choir was installed, without reusing the existing tile.Two niches were constructed sometime during the 19th century, resulting in the destruction of some figurative azulejo tile.The Catholic church, around 1968, began reconstruction of the church's roof and annex, in addition to removing the wood from the corner of the nave and reparation of the pavement, the doors and frames were repaired and there was re-plastering and lime of the facades. It was at this time that the choir, pulpit and lateral retables were removed. This work also included landscaping of the churchyard.On 28 February 1969, following an earthquake, there was some damage to the building, including cracks in the walls linking the presbytery with the sacristy and the arches supporting the southern annex ceiling. The DGEMN interevented the following year to fix and repair the azulejo tile. This involved the calculated removal of tile, resurfacing of the walls and vaulted ceilings with cement mortar and sand, as well as other surfaces requiring retouching, including the sacristy.
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  • To see photos interditestres but beautiful church 2 euros the entrance soties at will at the bottom left...
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  • During my recent visit to Portugal staying with friends we went to Mass here on Sunday. This was a return visit after attending Mass there previously I always wanted to return. Its a beautiful, peacef...  more »
  • In my opinion, if you are around Faro, a stop to this church is a must. The Interior is completely covered with azulejos, except for the gilded altar. It's definitely a nice glance but watch the overseer who will try in every way to not get a picture! :) Attention to the schedules, I arrived on Monday morning and found it closed. Fortunately I spent the afternoon after touring a lighthouse and Ilha Deserta. Despite several comments I've read on the difficulty to reach your site, I had no problem using the Navigator. If necessary, use Google Maps to find the exact address. Once you are in the area, there are signs that lead to the Church, hard to go wrong.
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  • Fantastic, must and perhaps participate on Sunday...
  • An amazing spectacle. ..well worth the 2 euros entry.
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  • Spectacular Church. Gorgeous tile is worth visiting
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  • Pretty all decorated Church of gilt and painted tiles. Admission is charged for adults and photos prohibited inside
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