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Igreja de São Vicente - Guarda

Igreja de São Vicente - Guarda

Monuments

Located on Rua Direita, one of the main city thoroughfares connecting two of the gateways, the Porta d´El Rei and the Porta da Erva, the current Church of São Vicente (St. Vincent), although founded in medieval times, is the fruit of 18th century rebuilding that began in 1790, on the orders of Jerónimo Rogado de Carvalhal e Silva, bishop of Guarda between 1772 and 1797. he plans were the work of Italian trained António Fernandes Rodrigues who became Casa Pia professor of design in 1781.

Inside the church, with its single nave, highlight goes to the iconographic panels of tiles, attributed to Coimbra artist Sousa Carvalho. The panels depict themes fundamental to Christian doctrine, featuring the Annunciation, the Tower of David, the Visitation, the Adoration of the Magis, the Escape to Egypt and the Passion of Christ. The main chapel, symbolically facing to the East, was built on a higher level than the nave, with stairs bridging the distance. This, in addition to the illumination chosen, represent details characteristic of the Baroque.
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Address:
Rua Direita  6300 Guarda


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