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Albufeira's Igreja Matriz

Rua Igreja Matriz, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #19 of 29 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
13 reviews 13 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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