MONCARAPACHO TRAVEL GUIDE
The Algarve, Portugal
If you are looking for a holiday hotel, apartment or villa in Moncarapacho, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort.
Moncarapacho is a small, roadside town would be of little interest to visitors had it not been for the local parish priest [who died in 1996] who built up a remarkable small museum alongside the baroque Santo Cristo chapel [following the signs to “Museu”]. It is filled with a collection of curiosities that offer a profile of the history and archaeology of the whole region. There are coins, stones from an old olive press, shackles once used to imprison African slaves, Napoleonic cannon balls, and clay scoops from Moorish-style water wheels. Among Roman masonry, there are soldiers’ tombstones and a milestone that once stood alongside the main road from Faro to Seville.
Upstairs, you will find a beautiful, 18th century crib scene, with lively figures of shepherds and kings, made from wood and porcelain. Alongside the museum, the tiny 16th century chapel is covered in 17th century azulejos [tiles].
The main church in the town centre has an exceptional Renaissance façade carved with the Annunciation, St Peter and St Paul, and scenes from the Passion of Christ. The perfectly preserved Renaissance interior has classical columns, painted with swirling red and blue acanthus-leaf patterns.
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