Capela das Almas

Capela das Almas
Place: Viana do Castelo
Photo: Vitor Roriz / Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo
Capela das Almas


Capela das Almas (Chapel of Souls)  
It was the first mother church of Viana until the mid-15th century, when the Cathedral was built within the walled perimeter.

Traditionally known as Matriz Velha (Old Mother Church), it was renamed the Chapel of Souls because its churchyard had been the burial place from the time of King Afonso III until the end of the 19th century.

All that is left of the original thirteenth-century structure, rebuilt and added to in 1719 on the orders of the canon Domingos de Campos Soares, is an arcosolium in the south wall of the chapel and the high altar cross, while otherwise the building is typical of small eighteenth-century Baroque churches.



Praça Frei Gonçalo Velho, 6 - 7
4900-484 Viana do Castelo
+351 258 809 337 / 258 822 436

Guided Tours

Monday to Friday: 9h30 / 16h00

Accessible route to the entrance:
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Accessible entrance:
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Accessible circulation inside:
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Accessible information:
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