ArchiTourAlgarve - Architecture Walking Tour - Fuseta

Architectural Walking Tour in Fuseta

ArchiTourAlgarve - Architecture Walking Tour - Fuseta

Moncarapacho, Faro 8700, Portugal

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Urbanism of Fuseta dates from the 16th century with the first fishermen seasonal settlements in huts located at the beach on the west side of the river, which became permanent due to the enhanced security provided by the construction of a battery.

In the second half of 16th century, it was already considered a place of residence. The dwellings were displayed in parallel rows facing the sea, creating a proto orthogonal grid enclosed by the outer streets. The 18th century legislation contributed to the regularity of the Fuzeta’s urbanism.

Particularly, the law of 1776 which related to the calculation of rent in county lands. It recommended standardization of the size of the allotments and the prevalence of regular streets. This condition is visible in the regularity of the lot fronts of 19th century allotment campaigns, contemporary with the construction of most buildings of the historical centre. Discover the architecture of Fuseta by this walking tour

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What You'll See on the Tour

Train station Fuseta-Moncarapach(1904), one of the two train stations that Fuseta owns. The train station is part of a railway emplacement consisting of a train station, a covered loading dock / warehouse and three staff houses with an ... Read more
This area is known as the mill site and this mill was acquired by the grandfather of Margarida Gomes in 1920. When her grandfather bought it, the mill was no longer working. It served as housing for workers at the salt mines and the salt... Read more
Single-family housing with a composition that is characteristic of the architecture of the 1930/40s in the urban context of the Algarve and dedicated to upper-middle level housing. The house has a composition based on the right position o... Read more
Former cinema with a characteristic layout that gives a wide diffusion and vulgarization of the architectural lexicon of the Modern Movement, in its mature period, in peripheral local promotions. Photo 7 map of the Cinema with explanation... Read more
Surprising facade with a combination of natural stone, thin bricks (tiles) and framing stucco of this old "Warehouse/Armazem" next to the stairs to the church. Construction with barrel vault (abóbada) which is typical of the architectur... Read more
In the year 1758 there was in Fuseta a chapel erected in honor of Our Lady of Carmo, yet the new Igreja Matriz was only erected in 1835. Photo 4: Map with explanation 01 - Entrance 02 - Graveyard 03 - Houses and annexes with land  04 - Cat... Read more
Bathhouse implanted on an urban plot with two fronts on a public road close to the Church and next to the base of the staircase that overcomes the difference between the artery and the long frontier to Igreja Matriz de Fuseta. Balcony S... Read more
Eclectic villa with details that are sometimes reminiscent of  Jugendstil / Art Nouveau. Special symmetrical facade with oval-shaped window openings full of details on both sides and tasteful green tiling. ...
Neo-Moorish building - Rua de Liberdade 33. Building in the style of Moorish Revival/Ecletisism/Romantism with 'keyhole' door shapes on the ground floor. Different times, different colors.
Marked Hall - the original construction is from 1867 but it is rebuilt in the 1950s and rehabilitated in 2003 & 2021.    
Fish auction building (commercial, contemporary architecture 1958 - 1959) owned by Sociedade Concessionária da Doca de Pesca, S.A. The company is now in charge of  providing services for the first sale of fish.  
Fuseta Building/Office of the Maritime Authority of Olhão (1930. Eclectic building with beautiful protruding consoles and a beautiful platibanda. The ending of the terrace on the corner with classic 'vase ornaments'. ...
Contemporary multi-family residential and commercial building located in front of a continuous street.  Result from the expansion by one floor (in the 1950s) of the existing building, which was then remodeled. Expansion characterized by ... Read more
Fiscal Guard Post (GF) / National Republican Guard Post (GNR) situated on the area of the former Military Battery on this 'higher spot' in Fuseta installed in the 17th century to combat piracy in the coastal region. Photo 3: Map with expl... Read more
The school first consisted of a building with two classrooms in 1946 and was expanded to four classrooms in the 1960s. The architecture is a typical adaptation of local elements (flat roofs with platibandas ) to national regulations for pr... Read more
Social Center in an architectural composition characteristic of the regionalist Portuguese practice in the decades of 1940 and 1960. A mix of elements of the 'Estado Novo' style, also called 'Portuguese Suave' style with decorations on th... Read more
Bairro Casas para Pescadores  Houses for fishermen is a single-family residential architectural complex. Economic housing for state public promotion (JCCP). Set of medium-sized fisherman's houses, composed of single-family band houses t... Read more
Del Mar Village consists of 70 apartments by Architects: Saraiva + Associados; Saraiva + Associates                                                                                              ... Read more
The lifeboat station (1951) is a concrete structure with stilts and a ramp, feautures that enable it to launch boats at both low tide (baixamar) and hgh tide (preiamar). It's a great little example of classic modernist utilitarian architec... Read more
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