Architecture of Portugal and places to visit in the Algarve, when in Quarteira, Querença, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Faro and Loulé.
Horta do Ourives (Goldsmith Garden), or Solar do Captitão Mor in Faro
The Goldsmith Garden, is a "remarkable" building in Faro, now known as Captain Major Solar in the Teatro Municipal de Faro and located next to the Teatro das Figuras.
It was inhabited in the eighteenth century, by Judge Manuel Veríssimo Mendonça, in 1749, built a private chapel dedicated to Our Lord of Bonfim, the octagonal structure deserves reveal an example of Baroque architecture in the Algarve. Inside are visible relief, mass, similar to those shown in the Figures attached House and Barn of San Francisco, both belonging to the Judge, whose son was the great captain Manuel de Mendonça Figueiredo Manuel.
It is therefore one "Algarve garden" in the true sense of the word and at the same time, an old farm of leisure and recreation of the eighteenth century, where he managed a perfect synthesis of the values of local culture with elements scholars imported and adapted.
Nearby: Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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