Monuments to visit in Faro: Faro Cathedral or St. Mary's Church (Igreja de Santa Maria).
Cathedral of Faro, Algarve, Portugal. Information, History, photos and YouTube Video
The Cathedral of Faro, also known as the Cathedral or St. Mary's Church, is a Historical National Monument with a "remarkable" Architecture, situated in Faro on a previleged location, in Largo da Se
Was built after the Christian reconquest in 1251 by the Archbishop of Braga Dom Joao Viegas. He was later handed over to the Order of St. James (São Tiago).
In 1577 becames the seat of the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of the Algarve, a few years later (1596) was sacked and burned by British troops of the Earl of Essex. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1722 and 1755 prompted other works. (The unfinished bell signals the busy life of the building.)
Among them, inside the sets of pulley and the organ , while abroad it should be noted the excellent view over the town and estuary, it is possible to see it from the top of the bell tower.