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
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
Typical lane in the old part of São Bras.
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
The village is imbedded in a peaceful landscape with soft hills of the Serra do Calderão
São Brás: Church
Parish church of São Bras near the former palace of the bishop.
São Brás: Gravestones
The small square in front of the church is plastered with Impressive gravestones.
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
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
Modern municipal bibliotheca opposite the church.
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
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
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
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
The large patio of the former manor house is also used for local events.