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Architecture walk

A guided walk by Isabel Macieira to see architectural styles in Tavira is taking place on October 26. Participants should meet at 11am at the Art Gallery Espaço A in Rua Almirante Cândido dos Reis 157A.

With the conquest of Ceuta in the early years of the 15th century, Portugal began a series of military campaigns in North Africa. Tavira became the port of departure for these campaigns, and the town thus assumed enormous strategic importance in the late 15th century and particularly during the first half of the 16th century.

During that period, the town developed at pace and the opening of new streets and construction of major buildings underlined Tavira’s important role then.

During the first half of the 16th century, there were in Tavira two contemporary building styles: Manueline gothic, named at the time as “the modern buildings”, and the Renaissance style, dubbed “the Roman buildings”.

On this guided walk, participants will see examples of these two architectural styles in different civil and religious buildings.

The charge for the walk is €5.

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