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Casa dos Arouca/ Casa D´Alagoa

Noteworthy Building -


Located in Alexandre Herculano Square it was commissioned, in the beginning of the 19th century, by a noble family, the Arouca’s. 


It was in this house that D. Isabel Amália Agnes Caro da Fonseca Arouca was born and died.

Afterwards, it was also the home of poet Bernardo de Passos and the ground floor was occupied by the newspaper Correio do Sul.

This two floor building with platibands has a symmetrical composition with five balcony windows on the noble level.

The adjacent body, with only one floor and two spans, was the result from the patio’s access portal reconstruction.

Presently is Casa D’Alagoa Hostel.




Noteworthy Building

Commissioned by

Arouca Family


Date of construction/reconstruction/other work

19th century


19th century, civil architecture. Rectangular plan with two storeys, symmetrical composition. The side section, on one floor with two windows, resulted from the rebuilding the access gate to the courtyard

Special features

Wrought iron railings on five balconette windows on the 1st floor. Design of the window mouldings


Adress:Praça Alexandre Herculano, nº 278005-160 Faro37º0'55.04''N 7º55'53.28''WPhone: (+351)289 813 252 - from a national fixed network