This simple church (whose interior was closed but could be glimpsed from the open windows) has two interesting vernacular features. One is the line of the façade “pediment”, which, like a few others in the South, is a naive version of an articulated Baroque roof line done in a very simple way. The other is the corner made of encaustic tiles which are placed as quoins. They relate both to the stone color and the azulejo pattern, in a different scale and with a slight moorish feeling in their geometric design.

Ermida de São Lázaro or Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Tavira

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