Churches and Convents
Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves (Silves Misericórdia Church)
This 16th century building has a single nave. It has a side doorway in the Manueline style, decorated with foliage and crowned by a pine-cone with the inscription “Casa da Misericórdia” (House of Mercy).
Also of interest is the main doorway in the Renaissance style, comprising two Tuscan columns which support a triangular pediment.
The Mannerist altarpiece on the inside, on which there are eight paintings depicting the Visitation and the Seven Works of Mercy, is well worth a closer look.
Today, this church functions as an art gallery and there are regular exhibitions of painting and fine art.