RELIGIOUS TOURISM

SÃO TEOTÓNIO MAIN CHURCH

Church with staggered longitudinal layout, consisting of nave, chancel and dressing room. Religious architecture in the Alentejo region’s version of the Mannerist, Pombaline and popular styles. The taps decorated with fish in the washbasin of the sacristy are a curiosity.
Address: Largo Gomes Freire, São Teotónio, Odemira
Mass times: Summer: Saturday – 10:00; Sunday – 12:00; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 18:30; Wednesday – 10:00 | Winter: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 17:00; Wednesday – 10:00.

SANTA CLARA DE ASSIS CHURCH

Its construction dates from the first half of the 16th century. The side altar was added in the 17th century and the gilt and polychrome altars in the 18th century. It is a building of Manueline, Baroque, and vernacular religious architecture of the type used by the Order of Santiago de Espada, to which this building belonged.
Address: 37º30’45”N 8º28’31”E

SANTA CLARA DE ASSIS CHURCH

It is a large temple set in a rural parish in the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical religious architecture style. The façade and beauty of the chancel and side altars, and also the paint panel, are highlights.
Address: Largo Adelino da Costa, São Martinho das Amoreiras, Odemira
Mass times: Summer: Sunday – 16:30 | Winter: Sunday – 15:30

S. PEDRO CHURCH

Built at the end of the 15th century. S. Pedro Church is one of the most interesting examples of rural architecture of the Manueline period.
Address: S. Salvador e Santa Maria, Odemira

SÃO SALVADOR MAIN CHURCH

It was founded in the 14th century, and was extended and remodelled in the 16th and 17th centuries. Mannerist and Baroque religious architecture.
Address: Rua de Serpa Pinto, n.º 17 | 7630-174 S. Salvador e Santa Maria, Odemira
Mass times: Summer: Sunday – 12:00

NOSSA SENHORA DA PIEDADE CHURCH

It was a famous pilgrimage centre in the late Middle Ages due to the miracles the Virgin Mary performed there. In Odemira on the left bank of the river, there is an ancient Marian shrine, dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy. It is a place of pilgrimage at the religious festival of 8 September.
Address: Rua de Serpa Pinto, n.º 17 | 7630-174 S. Salvador e Santa Maria, Odemira

SANTA MARIA CHURCH

It is the ancient church of St. Anthony belonging to a Franciscan convent founded there in the 16th century.
Address: S. Salvador e Santa Maria, Odemira

CAPELA DA SENHORA DO MAR CHAPEL

The Nossa Senhora do Mar Chapel, the patron saint of the town, stands tall, at the dawn and clearly, protecting Zambujeira and its maritime folk. They annually celebrate their patron saint on 15 August.
Address: 37º31’25”N 8º47’6”E – Zambujeira do Mar
Mass times: Summer: Saturday – 21:30 (from 14 July to 15 September); Sunday – 10:30; Tuesday – 17:00

NOSSA SENHORA DA GRAÇA CHURCH

Built in the 16th century. It belonged to the Order of Santiago da Espada, whose cross is engraved near the main entrance.
Address: Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, Odemira
Mass times: Saturday – 18:00; Sunday – 11:00

SÃO SEBASTIÃO HERMITAGE

Former hermitage which was built outside the town, but it is currently in the perimeter of the town. It dates back to the mid-16th century. It is probably built on an old Iron Age building of a military nature.
Address: 37º43’39”N 8º47’6”E – Vila Nova de Mil Fontes

MISERICÓRDIA CHURCH

Its construction dates from the second half of the 16th century. Built in the Mannerist religious architectural style.
Address: S. Salvador e Santa Maria, Odemira