Churches & Chapels
On this page you will find all information about Churches and Chapels in the Blue Coast region of the Alentejo in Portugal.
The Region of the Costa Azul is more than just a long strip of land between Sines and Alcochete, devoid of its own characteristics. At a first glance, a visitor who approaches from the north, notices flourishing and busy towns all similar in nature.
On this route, we will visit the Churches, more specifically the buildings where people may manifest their religious beliefs, whose origins are a result of agglomerations of people of significant numbers. The remains of archaeological evidence found in the area however, go back as far as pre-historical times.
The churches in the Costa Azul all have very different origins. Some of them developed through population growth as is mentioned before in references to the Order of Santiago, present in these lands, which has been a significant driving force leading to construction.
Before continuing, it is a good idea to focus upon the type of building that may be found. The parish churches - almost always have some connection to the parishes themselves, which, historically important, display their greatness by their sheer size. In the district capitals, Cathedrals are the most ostentatious edifices.
Let us the start our trip. Our itinerary will cover the area in a logical fashion, pausing where appropriate, to cover townships which, closeby, may belong to different parishes.
Simply click on a Red button on the map below to see information for that church or chapel