São Brás de Alportel images

Image gallery of São Brás de Alportel: episcopal palace, church, points of interest, old town, museum of costumes, oil mill, ...


São Brás: Episcopal chapel

São Brás: Episcopal chapel

Chapel of the former Episcopal Palace. The public swimming bath of São Bras is located in the former garden of the residence.


São Brás: Lane

São Brás: Lane

Typical lane in the old part of São Bras.


São Bras: Oil mill

São Bras: Oil mill

This oil mill is located at rhe road from São Bras de Alportel to the neighbouring city of Loulé. The farmers of the suroundings come here to have their olives grinded. Also an excellent fig schnaps and the famous Medronho (made of the fruits of the strawberry tree).


São Brás de Alportel

São Brás de Alportel

The village is imbedded in a peaceful landscape with soft hills of the Serra do Calderão


São Brás: Church

São Brás: Church

Parish church of São Bras near the former palace of the bishop.


São Brás: Gravestones

São Brás: Gravestones

The small square in front of the church is plastered with Impressive gravestones.


São Brás: House of Roberto Nobre

São Brás: House of Roberto Nobre

Robert Nobre (1903 - 1969), born in São Bras, was a well known painter and cineast.


São Bras: Episcopal chapel

São Bras: Episcopal chapel

The episcopal palace of Sao Bras has been the summer residence of the Algarvian bishops. Today only the pavillon and the garden of the residence can be visited.


São Brás: Library

São Brás: Library

Modern municipal bibliotheca opposite the church.


São Brás: Art Centre

São Brás: Art Centre

Front of the former espiscopal palace. The building is today, among other institutions, hosting a tourist info.


São Bras: Market Hall

São Bras: Market Hall

View inside the unpretentious market hall of São Bras. Here the famous "bacalhau" is sold, base of many popular dishes all over Portugal. You can smell it already from far!


São Brás: Gipsy Market

São Brás: Gipsy Market

Like in many othe locations the gipsy market is not only an opportunity for bargain hunters, but also a tourist attraction. In São Bras it takes place every Saturday in the park Roberto Nobre.


São Brás: Museum of Costumes

São Brás: Museum of Costumes

Behind this impressive facade of the manor house of a former "Corc Baron" the Museu de Traje s located. You can visit here an interesting collectio of local costumes as well as other objects of the rural life.


São Brás: Museu de Traje

São Brás: Museu de Traje

The large patio of the former manor house is also used for local events.

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