Lady of The Rock
Nossa Senhora da Rocha
Location: Near Armação de Pêra (40 minutes from Faro Airport)
Venue type: Sea view ceremony location
Venue description: It is a regional heritage site and a very special place for holding a ceremony. Landed on a cliff top that enters to the open sea, its like to be inside a boat surrounded by water and on both sides two golden beaches. The chapel is surrounded by an old fort from the fifteenth century that protected the people and the coast from the frequent attacks of pirates. According to a local legend its construction is linked to an apparition of the Virgin and the King Dinis had built a fort to protect it. Although a Catholic chapel, it is only possible to have civil or symbolic ceremonies on the outside area. Therefore, the ceremony set up is all outside, at the far end. The welcome drinks and wedding reception would need to take place elsewhere, on another venue as this is only for ceremonies. (If you are not a religious person you can always benefit the view, and if you are, it is perfect).