Algarve: Faro

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Date: 2021
Location: Faro, Faro, Portugalmap
Surnames/tags: Faro Algarve Portugal_Project
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The city of Faro with a view of its Ria Formosa lagoon.


Faro is presently composed by four parishes but historically it had five. The list below contains some useful genealogical information. The patron saint is also included as paroquial records sometimes use it as a synonym for the parish's name.

Name Patron Saint Additional information
Conceição Conceição Nossa Senhora da Conceição Records range from 1598 to 1905.[1]
Estoi Estoi São Martinho Records range from 1588 to 1905.[2]
São Pedro São Pedro São Pedro Records range from 1597 to 1905.[3]

In 1997 a new parish was created out of São Pedro and Sé called Montenegro.

Sé Nossa Senhora da Assunção Records range from 1605 to 1905.[4]

In 1997 a new parish was created out of São Pedro and Sé called Montenegro.

Santa Bárbara de Nexe Santa Bárbara de Nexe Santa Bárbara Records range from 1676 to 1905.[5]

Notable People


  1. Paroquial records of Conceição,
  2. Paroquial records of Estoi,
  3. Paroquial records of São Pedro,
  4. Paroquial records of Sé,
  5. Paroquial records of Santa Bárbara de Nexe,

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