Algarve Tour Travel Guide, information and photos of National Monuments, Historical Sites, Architecture of Portugal and Museums to visit in the Algarve, when in Quarteira, Querença, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Faro, Portimão and Loulé
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Chapel of St. Michael
The Chapel of St. Michael, is located on the northern slope of Cerro de São Miguel Mountain.
According to legend, the Chapel of St. Michael, was built by Prince Henry and received the name of his favorite saint, because the Cerro de São Miguel Mountain, was the first point of Portuguese land that he saw when the return of the conquest of Ceuta. Arguably, this chapel there at least since the sixth century XVI and it occurred festivals and promises of payments to the nineteenth century.
The Chapel provides a beautiful view of São Brás do Alportel, and the possibility of picnic tables in stone. Inside are some old pictures of Our Lady.
Open every third Sunday of each month, by 17 h, for the celebration of mass.
Also at Christmas, it is customary to celebrate the Mass of the Rooster.
From the top of Cerro de São Miguel Mountain, we can see Albufeira, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, the Andalusia territory of Spain. The view is magnificent.
Nearby (Between 20 and 30mn drive): Olhão, Albufeira, Faro, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença, Tavira and Spain
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