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Albufeira's Igreja Matriz

Rua Igreja Matriz, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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English first
co kerry ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We visiting this beautiful church a few times during our recent holiday to albufeira, its a very beautiful old style church on a little hill over the old town, it is very well kept, it was packed to capacity for Sunday Mass, the choir were a delight to listen to.

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the church we attend when holidaying in Albuferia. It is always packed to capacity for 11am Sunday morning mass. This year we found that by arriving at 10.45am and heading straight upstairs we got a seat in the gallery - a must in the heat and the fact that it lasts at least an hour. We were caught... More

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ireland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is an old world church atop the hills surrounding Albufeira. We attended the 11oc Sunday Mass (not 10oc as our resort had told us). The church was packed in advance of the Mass. The congregational singing was impressive and helped our participation. The Mass is of course in Portuguese, but the Gospel and some prayers are read in English... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We enjoyed quite a few days in the old town. Lots of shops and bars to visit. We enjoyed a meal at THE CENTRAL PLANET a large bar just at the start of the old town. We had 2 large beers and 2 mixed Kebabs chips and salad ( the kebabs cont beef and pork peppers and onions ) 25... More

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Beautifully decorated and very peaceful. We have visited this church many times in the past and always thought it lovely.

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Berlin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We attend mass here when we visit Albufeira. A simple baroque interior with plenty of light and a peaceful atmosphere. Mass is in Portuguese but at the main Sunday mass the readings and prayers of intercession are also read in English. If you go to mass go at least half an hour early on a Sunday to get a seat... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

While I was in Albufeira it was The Festa of Sao Vincente the Patron Saint of Albufeira who was burned at the stake in Japan along with his followers for thier Christian beliefs.I am not of the Catholic faith, but I regularly go to this Church. It is so peaceful and relaxing to go and sit through the Service.This was... More

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