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Main Church of Stª. Bárbara de Nexe

In the process of classification - Monument of Public Interest -


Located in the village centre it has medieval origins.


With the rise of the village to parish, in the late 15th century, the building was totally remodelled according to the Manueline and Renaissance styles.


Between the late 17th and the early 18th centuries the temple sustained several embellishment works. The main focus was the woodcarvings and tiles.

In the 19th century some facade and tower repairs were performed due to the damages sustained by the 1755’s earthquake.



In the process of classification

Monument of Public Interest

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Date of construction/reconstruction/other work

15th, 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th century


Religious, Manueline and 19th century architecture. Longitudinal plan, with three naves and five bays, and a rectangular chancel with two bays

Special features

The naves reveal their Gothic influence in the Manueline use of space. In the late 17th century, patterned tiles were placed around the triumphal arch and side panelling


Adress:Lrg. da Igreja8000-712 Faro37º6'14.08''N 7º57'51.26''WPhone: (+351) 289 870 870 / (+351) 289 999 233 (Parish of Sta. Bárbara de Nexe) - from a national fixed networkE-mail: geral@cm-faro.ptWebsite:

Opening hours:Winter9:00am to 10:00amSummer 5:00pm to 6:00pm