It was about the century. XVI, thanks to Manuel I, that the current Church of St. John the Baptist was built in Moura municipality. The architect of this work was Christopher de Almeida. This church was built only because the Moorish Castle church had no space to support so many people. The main nave was only for the clergy and the nobility and the aisles were for the people.
The interior of the church has three naves, which includes the chancel, composed of Seville tiles in shades of blue. It is also notable in the main nave a large marble pulpit. The ceiling of this church collapsed after the 1755 earthquake happen in Lisbon.