Church of Espírito Santo The Church of Espírito Santo was commissioned in the 18th century and has the most original and decorative baroque façade in the Azores.Key features of the interior includes a statue of Christ carrying the Cross, used in the (...)
The Santa Casa of the Misericórdia was founded in Covilhã in 1577, but the Church of the Misericórdia was only built at the end of the 16th century. The building we see now is mostly an 18th century reconstruction.The outside, despite some Baroque (...)
This gothic church was built in 1308 and is one of the finest examples to be found in the north of Portugal where the Romanic style lasted until late on. In architectural terms, this is a low building with a single nave covered in wood. The windows (...)
Built in the 13th century within the castle walls, the Church of Santa Maria (St. Mary) was the first mother church in Castelo Branco. Through to the 14th century, it hosted meetings between the leading townsfolk and the monastic-military (...)
Although built in the middle of the 16th century, the robust lines of its external design, somewhat classical in nature, suggests a Roman temple.The church was built on the wishes of Pedro de Castro, also responsible for founding the church of S. (...)
Parish Church of Vila de São SebastiãoThe Parish Church of Vila de São Sebastião was built between the 15th and 16th centuries in the first settlement on the island.Key aspects of the façade include the Gothic doorways and the Rose window. Inside, (...)
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