Ermida de São Sebastião (Chapel of São Sebastião (St Sebastian)

Originally built in the 16th century, as can be seen from the side door in the Manueline style, the chapel Ermida de São Sebastião (St Sebastian) was rebuilt in the first half of the 18th century and underwent major architectural renovations.
On the façade, there is an interesting doorway in the Baroque style, which is profusely decorated with volutes.
The chapel is a small building with a single nave where a museum of religious art currently operates, which has a significant collection of items from churches in the municipality of Albufeira.
The works on display in the museum include a polychrome altarpiece from the second half of the 18th century, on which there are three statues: of São Sebastião (St Sebastian), São Francisco Xavier (St Francis Xavier) and São Domingos (St Dominic).
Other pieces deserving special attention are those in silver, in particular an incense boat, a chalice and the crown of Nossa Senhora da Orada (Our Lady of Orada), as well as some statues from the 16th and 18th centuries.

Additional Information

County: Albufeira

Phone: 289 599 500 (Albufeira Municipal Council) and 289 585 526 (Albufeira Parish)

VisitPortugal URL: https://visitalgarve.pt/en/489/ermida-de-sao-sebastiao-chapel-of-sao-sebastiao-st-sebastian.aspx


Coordinates: 37.087011,-8.253981