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Boliqueime Parish Church

Boliqueime is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Loulé, with 41.46 km ² and a population of 4473 inhabitants (according to INE, Census 2001), with a population density of 107.9 persons per km ².

The “Old Boliqueime Village”, a short walk from the village and former headquarters of the parish, was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 that laid the ground the medieval temple of three naves. Already on the hillside and surrounded by the village itself, the current church was built soon in 1759 and dedicated to the martyr St. Sebastian. Relevant is the place they occupy, and there traditional piety of the people of Boliqueime, the altar and the beautiful image of Our Lady of Sorrows.

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