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Igreja da Misericórdia
This church is the Algarve's most important Renaissance monument. Built in XVI century have a magnificent carved, arched doorway. Inside, the restrained Renaissance arches contrast with the cherub-heavy baroque altar and tiled panels depict the works of mercy. Behind is a museum with a rather effeminate St John, salvers, chalices, and a hall with an interesting 18th-century apple-wood ceiling and elegant furniture.
Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
Built in Gothic style over a mosque, but rebuilt by an Italian neoclassicist following earthquake of 1755, this church by the castle retains original elements, such as the main doorway, two side chapels and Arabic-style windows in the clock tower. Inside is a plaque marking the tomb of Dom Paio Peres Correia, who took the town back from the Moors, as well as those of the seven Christian knights whose killing by the Moors precipitated the final attack on Tavira.
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