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.
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