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Churches in Olhão

Churches in Olhão Algarve.

The pretty fishing and ferry port of Olhão on the Algarve, east of Faro, has several churches of interest.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário.

Nossa Senhora do Rosário

The 17th century Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary) is the largest church in Olhão and also the parish church (Igreja Matriz). Within the church the Baroque altarpiece in the chancel and the two side altarpieces, dating from the second half of the 18th century, stand out.

Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos.

Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos

The nearby Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos is where the wives and families of sailors and fisherfolk would gather to pray for their safety. Look out for the votive offerings of baby dolls and plastic arms and legs within the iron grille. The two-storey church looks out over Avenida da República. Candles within are kept constantly lit.

Igreja Paroquial de Olhão.

Igreja Paroquial de Olhão

The smaller, simple Igreja Paroquial de Olhão (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Soledade) also dates from the 17th century and has a single nave. Inside, the altarpieces and an image of Santa Luzia stand out. Notice the stork's nest on the roof.

Access - Getting There

The nearest airport to Olhão is Faro Airport with flights to many destinations in Europe including Lisbon, Manchester, and Bristol airports.

Olhão Station is a short walk from the center of town off Rua Combatentes de Grande Guerra. Four trains a day leave from Lisbon on about a three or four-hour journey to Faro from where it is a short journey from Faro Station on a local Algarve Line train to Olhão.

There are also local trains from Faro to Albufeira (30 mins), Lagos (105 mins), Loule (20 mins), Tavira (40 mins) and Vila Real de San Antonio (70 mins).

By car traveling from the west from Faro, take Route 125. From Spain, get onto the N125 going west.

Read more on churches in the Algarve

Votive offerings at the Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos.

Attractions in Olhão

Caique Bom Sucesso

Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Culatra

Mercado de Olhão

Museu de Cidade Olhão

Olhão Station

The pretty fishing port of Olhão on the Algarve in southern Portugal.
The pretty fishing port of Olhão on the Algarve in southern Portugal


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