Although the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe spread in Portuguese territory soon after the battle of Salado, in 1340, some decorative elements of the Ermida, such as the stringed and human figures of the capitals, have late-Gothic characteristics, which indicates that the building dates back to the mid-15th century.
Situated between Christian Europe and the Islamic Maghreb, the cult gained importance due to the frequent clashes with the Moors and the need to rescue Christians taken captive, since the king had instituted the position of alfaqueque in the Algarve, installing him in the area for the better. able to negotiate counterparts. The chapel’s decorative program must be related to the protection of captives, with representations of human masks, ropes and hammocks.
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