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Chapel of São Luis

Noteworthy Building -


Located on a square bearing the same name, in the former Jewish Cemetery vicinity, its roman origin are most likely from the first half of the 17th century.


In the 18th century third quarter the cupola and main chapel were rebuilt in rococo style. In 1806, the Bishop D. Francisco Gomes do Avelar has funded another restoration.

The neoclassical alterations were performed by the Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri and focused mainly on the main chapel’s altarpiece and main facade.




Noteworthy Building

Commissioned by

Bishop D. Francisco Gomes de Avelar


Francisco Xavier Fabri, architect (reconstruction 19th century)

Date of construction/reconstruction/other work

17th, 18th and 19th century


Religious, Mannerist, plain, rococo, neoclassical architecture. Longitudinal plan comprising a single nave and rectangular chancel in plain style. Annexe rectangular in plan

Special features

The octagonal dome with blind lantern in the chancel, decorated with plasterwork, attests to a building phase in the 3rd quarter of the 18th century which applied the rococo style. The frontispiece of the chapel and the main altarpiece, rebuilt in the 19th century, are interesting examples of neoclassicism


Adress:Largo de S. Luís8000-143 Faro37º1'18.79''N 7º55'39.78''W   Phone: (+351) 289 82 39 76 (Paróquia de São Luis) - from a national fixed networkE-mail: paroquia_s.luis-faro@hotmail.comWebsite:

Schedule:Wednesday: 6:30 PM. - 8:00 PM.Closed on weekends.Open on worship hours from 9:30 AM. - 10:30 AM.