Algarve: Lagos

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Location: Lagos, Faro, Portugalmap
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Praia do Camilo, one of the many beaches in Lagos renowned for their beauty.


Lagos is presently composed by four parishes, but historically it had six. This was due to an administrative reorganization in 2013. The list below contains the historical ones, as well as 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
Barão de São João Barão de São João São João Records range from 1629 to 1963.[1]
Bensafrim Bensafrim São Bartolomeu Records range from 1587 to 1860.[2]
Santa Maria Santa Maria Santa Maria Records range from 1590 to 1905.[3]
São Sebastião São Sebastião São Sebastião Administrative capital of Lagos, and the most likely place to which paroquial records that mention Lagos refer to if no other context is present.

Records range from 1614 to 1905.[4]

Luz Luz Nossa Senhora da Luz Records range from 1676 to 1905.[5]
Odiáxere Odiáxere Nossa Senhora da Conceição Also known as Odeáxere.

Records range from 1566 to 1905.[6]

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  1. Paroquial records of Bensafrim,
  2. Paroquial records of Barão de São João,
  3. Paroquial records of Santa Maria,
  4. Paroquial records of São Sebastião,
  5. Paroquial records of Luz,
  6. Paroquial records of Odiáxere,

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