Algarve: Tavira

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Date: 1266
Location: Tavira, Faro, Portugalmap
Surnames/tags: Tavira Algarve Portugal_Project
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A roman bridge with the city of Tavira.


Tavira is presently composed by six parishes but historically it had seven. 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
Cachopo Cachopo Santo Estevão Records range from 1633 to 1904.[1]
Conceição Conceição Nossa Senhora da Conceição Records range from 1686 to 1904.[2]

In 1997 a new parish was created out of Conceição called Cabanas de Tavira, before being made extinct in 2013.

Luz Luz Nossa Senhora da Luz Records range from 1591 to 1904.[3]
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo Santa Catarina Records range from 1632 to 1904.[4]
Santa Maria Santa Maria Santa Maria do Castelo Records range from 1562 to 1904.[5]
Santiago Santiago São Tiago Records range from 1589 to 1904.[6]

In 1984 a new parish was created out of Santiago called Santa Luzia.

Santo Estêvão Santo Estêvão Nossa Senhora da Luz Records range from 1614 to 1904.[7]

Notable People


  1. Paroquial records of Cachopo,
  2. Paroquial records of Conceição,
  3. Paroquial records of Luz,
  4. Paroquial records of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo,
  5. Paroquial records of Santa Maria,
  6. Paroquial records of Santiago,
  7. Paroquial records of Santo Estêvão,

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