Explore interesting sights in Monchique, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Monchique, Portugal.
1. Convento de Nossa Senhora do Desterro
The Convent of Our Lady of Desterro is a former Convent of the Friars of the Third Regular Order of San Francisco, located in the municipality of Monchique, in the Faro district, Portugal. It was founded in 1631, and features a Manueline style architecture. The building was severely damaged by the 1755 earthquake and was later rebuilt. He was later expropriated and divided into several installments, having been some time later abandoned, reaching an advanced state of ruin. The convent complex also included a monumental magnolia, which was classified in 1947, but eventually died in 2016.
2. Castro de Alferce
Alferce Castle, officially designated as the Cerro of Alferce Castle Archaeological Site, and also known as Pedra Branca Castle, is a monument located in the parish of Alferce, part of the municipality of Monchique, in the Algarve region of Portugal. It corresponds to an ancient fortified village of the Bronze Age, which was then transformed into a fortress during Muslim rule. The castle was classified as a place of public interest in 2013.
3. Caldas de Monchique
Caldas de Monchique is a spa town in the Monchique Mountains in the Algarve region of Portugal. It has been famous since Roman times for its waters, which supposedly have healing properties. It was also used as a seasonal retreat for Portuguese royalty. It has recently gained more international recognition, particularly for health tourism, but also for its landscape and architecture.
4. Igreja Matriz de Monchique
The Mother Church of Monchique, also known as the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, is a religious building in the town and municipality of Monchique, in the Algarve region of Portugal. It was classified as a Property of Public Interest in 1997.
5. Capela das Caldas de Monchique
The Chapel of the Caldas de Monchique, also known as the Ermida da Caldas de Monchique or the Chapel de Santa Teresa, is a religious building located at the Councilho de Monchique, in the District of Faro, Portugal.
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