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São Marcos da Serra
The parish of São Marcos da Serra is located in the northern part of the Municipality of Silves, bordering the south Alentejo at North. Place of ancient occupation, the parish of S. Marcos da Serra has been populated since ancient times, as evidenced by various findings, including the burial site of Sapeira and the Monte Branco Site, dating back to the I and II centuries, respectively.
The places, names of Arabic origin - Alcaria, Benafátima and Courte Mourão attest to the Arab occupation of the area.
Overlooking the town is the Church that goes back to the XVII, time of the Baptismal vassel manueline style.
Inside it deserves emphasizes the Baroque altar of the chapel.
In the church square, at northwest side, deserves see the ancient fireplace Algarve XVII century, the emblematic ex-libris of this parish. The chimneys are a reference point for the beauty of the Algarve its tracery, with different formats and always clearly visible in the upper house.
Through its rich fauna and wild flora, the clear mountain village of rural life represents something authentic and unique. Between hills and mountains we find villages, like the parish of Querença, that
transport us back to another time, where we can find authentic products such as honey and cork.
Land of simple people, humble and affable, dominated by the agriculture and livestock.
Nearby (30mn drive): Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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