Site Autárquico - Câmara Municipal de Faro

Alfândega (Customs House)

Noteworthy Building -

Located near the former harbour, in the riverside area, presently know as Avenida de República.

The former Customs house building goes back to 1499, the year which D. Manuel promotes the town's restructuration by building several new equipments.

The building we now see is the result of the alterations performed in the 19th century.

In 1955 and some repair works were performed and in 2001 the building was fully remodelled still housing, presently, the customs services of Faro.

 

Specifications 

Classification

Noteworthy Building

Commissioned by

Unknown

Design

Unknown
Date of construction/reconstruction/other work

18th, 19th and 21st century

Type

Civil, public architecture. Rectangular plan with two floors and long rectilinear façade

Special features Projecting central section, with two floors, enhanced by two flights of exterior stairs providing access to the main floor where there is a doorway surmounted by the national coat of arms
Historical/chronological note 18th century - ((re) construction);
19th century – Reconstruction and extension of the original single-storey building; construction of the exterior staircase, placement of new stonework mouldings and wrought-iron railings;
2001 – Refurbishment of the building

 

Adress:
Av. da República, n.º 8
8000-079 Faro
37º1'0.74''N 7º56'10.67''W 
Phone: (+351)289 887 720
E-mail: afaro@dgaiec.min-financas.pt
Website: www.dgaiec.min-financas.pt

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Contactos:

  • Telefone: 289 870 870
  • Morada: Câmara Municipal de
    Faro -Largo da Sé
    8004 - 001 Faro