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Loulé’s main Church to be repaired and renovated

LouleChurchLoulé council is to authorise work at the city’s main church, a national monument, which will have its altarpieces restored, the entrance area repaired and the structure restored in order to solve various technical and safety problems.

The area around the Igreja de S. Clemente, in the snappily named ‘Largo do Batalhão dos Sapadores dos Caminhos de Ferro,’ also will be improved.

The first phase will begin in November, with repairs to two altars, Altar da Nossa Senhora da Conceição and the Altar de S. Brás, both of which are suffering from years of wear and tear to materials which now are in very poor condition.

The estimated cost of the first stage is around €70,000 with the work needed on the entrance area still in the tendering phase, and the work on the exterior still in the design phase.

Since the Church is classified as a National Monument, the conservation and restoration work will have to be monitored closely.

Located in Largo do Batalhão dos Sapadores dos Caminhos de Ferro, the most southern area of ??the historical centre of Loulé,