Art Exhibitions

Explore the best art galleries and exhibitions in the Algarve.

If you are looking to buy some art while in Algarve, then look no further.

Art galleries will offer you some unique local pieces, so you can take a little piece of Algarve home with you. 

The Vale do Lobo Art Gallery itself is a light and modern gallery that frequently hosts a diverse line-up of art exhibitions, including sculptures and paintings by renowned national and international artists.

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São Lourenço Church

Baroque church near Almancil, decorated with tiles.

Considered to be one of the finest art treasures in southern Portugal, this church has a single longitudinal nave, with side chapels and a quadrangular chancel surmounted by a dome covered in figurative tiles, the whole combining to create a fine example of religious architecture.

The tiles, in tones of blue and white, covering the walls of the nave and the vaulted ceiling, create a striking visual impression as they remind visitors of the story of St. Lourenço. 

Location: S. Lourenço, Almancil

Loulé Old Town

The evocative battlements of a medieval castle of Loulé old town are really worth a visit while in the region.

A maze of narrow, white streets where craftsmen carry on age-old traditions.

The vertical lines of the minaret of an ancient mosque.

The broad horizons of a revered sanctuary set high a hill. Are all just a few of the facets of Loulé, a town of charming contrast.

Faro Old Town (Cidade Velha)

A perfect place to begin a tour and a truly historic journey.

Faro’s Old Town is a delightful swirl of meandering cobbled streets, lined by nineteenth-century architecture and older remains that survived the sixteen-century reconquest and the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the city at the end of the eighteenth-century. 

Entering through the Arco da Porta Nova to the Vila-Adentro, the oldest section of the Old Town, the cobbled streets lead off in every direction to reconverge at the largo da Sé, home to the Town Hall, the eighteenth-century Bishop’s Palace and the ancient cathedral. Faro Cathedral is one of the jewels in the crown of the city’s historic past.


Many landscapes, filled with charm are just waiting for you to discover them...

The Algarvian landscape has many faces, and this is one of the main attractions for visitors to the region. 

The region is made up of three very distinct areas which include the coast, the mountains and the orchards.

One not to be missed is the Cape St. Vicent Lighthouse, in Sagres, standing out on the promontory from which it gets its name. This is one of the largest lighthouses in Europe and has watched over Atlantic routes since 1846.


There is another Algarve, the historical Algarve.

From the earliest times, the Algarve has been a place of settlement for various groups of people, which has yielded distinctive and representative examples of its architectural heritage, meriting a visit by those wanting to know more about the region.

In all the architecture of this sunny region, there are a multitude of historical references enabling the visitor to savour the different qualities of sun and sea.

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