Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mileu - Guarda

Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mileu - Guarda


Located beyond the city walls, and somewhat set away from the urban centre, the Chapel of Mileu is one of Guarda´s oldest monuments. There is no certainty as to its exact origins but the chapel is believed to have been a Christian place of worship during Moorish times, hence, pre-12th century.

The origins of the chapel´s name have also still to be determined even if it is known the expression in French meant a kind of medieval cloth. There are late 13th century references to the Nossa Senhora de Mileu festival and this gained in popularity from the 15th century onwards as it was on one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.

The robust building is characteristic of Romanesque churches and modest in proportions. There are some interesting artistic finishes to the interior including the cobel work to the lateral facades and the columns (bases and capitals) featuring expressive medieval imagery (foliage, human and fantasy).

Póvoa do Mileu - Guarda

É necessário seleccionar um ponto de partida.

Advanced search
Planning See your selected contents and create your own Plan or Brochure
Forgotten your password?
Login using social networks
*Please wait *The password recovery instructions will be sent to your e-mail. *E-mail not sent. Try again.
Login using social networks

This site uses cookies to enhance the browsing experience and does not keep data on the identification of users.
You can disable this feature in your browser settings. To learn more, see the Terms of Use and Personal Data Processing