Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo (Tavira)
It is believed this church was built in the 13th century after the Reconquesta of the city of Tavira from Moors. The church was built as a initiative of the Order of Santiago (1242) by D. Paio Peres Correia to replace the Arab mosque that existed here. The mosque is believed to have served the Medina (fortified city) of Tavira. The mosques existence hasn't been proven archaeologically. However, in 1718, a tomb was found with a corpse and a Alfange (type of Moorish sward). At the time, it was decided to bury it again with the Alfange.
- Roteiro - Épocas da História de Tavira. Câmara Municipal de Tavira. pp. 20–21.
- "Romanesque sections of the church of Santa Maria do Castelo". patrimoniocultural.gov.pt. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- Crónica da Conquista do Algarve
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