The Hermitage of Santo António do Alto, in Faro, will reopen to the public on June 13, after works of conservation and restoration started last January.
The reopening ceremony, which takes place on St. Anthony's Day, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be marked with the blessing of the space, by the priests Rui Guerreiro and Oleg Trushko, and with a guided tour by Professor Francisco Lameira.
The Ermida de Santo António do Alto, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city, "will resume its role in the rich patrimonial offer of the county, more beautiful, accessible to the faithful and available to integrate the tourist itinerary", emphasizes farense autarchy.
The intervention included the recovery of facades, interior courtyard and the incredible tower, from which you can see the whole county.
Recall, the revitalization also came from a project of two citizens who, in the scope of the Participatory Budget Portugal, and with the collaboration of the Regional Directorate of Culture, propose to collaborate in the revitalization of the Antonino Museum.
The reopening of the hermitage will also be marked by the signing of a protocol of cooperation between the municipality of Faro and the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve, which aims at the collaboration of the partners in the organization of the offer of cultural and tourism services associated with the dynamization of the Hermitage of Santo do Alto, creating in this "a pole of local and regional interest with strategies that overcome the seasonality and contribute to the sustainability of the cultural heritage of the Algarve".