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Old Settlement of Estoi

In the process of classification – Complex of Buildings of Public Interest -


Located between the coastal plain and the hinterland, this medieval settlement has Ossónoba Square as its central point, from which compact and irregular urban dwellings sprung up, in contrast to the late 19th century grid-pattern development to the west of the main church square.

In addition to examples of religious architecture - the Church of São Martinho (16th/19th/21st century) and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz (17th century) - the late 19th and early 20th century civil architecture stands out, representative of the construction techniques and traditional materials of the time, such as the decorated parapets and the decorative mouldings of the windows and doors made from local limestone.

The presence of utilitarian structures - three fountains, a stone sink, a drinking fountain and a tank - bear witness to the importance of water as a decisive factor in its development.

  

Adress:
Estoi
8005-670 Faro
Phone: (+351) 289 896 070
E-mail: drf.ippar@ipar.pt
Website: www.ippar.pt