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Santa Maria de Arouca Monastery

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Santa Maria de Arouca Monastery
Location Largo de Santa Mafalda
4540-102 AROUCA
District:Aveiro
County :Arouca
Parish:Arouca
Contacts Tel:226197080
Fax:256941513
Email:museu.arte.sacra@mail.telepac.pt

São Pedro Monastery dates back to the 10th century. In 1210, D. Sancho I, Portugal’s King, donated it to his daughter D. Mafalda. Enlargement works were carried out in the 15th and in 16th centuries in the monastery. The existing imposing building, as we perceive it today, dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. It forms a big rectangle comprising three inner patios. Worth highlighting is the church, in the north wing, and the ancient barn, on the opposite side. The Neoclassical cloister began to be built in the end of the 18th century. Inside the church, one can not miss the choir, the chairs and the monumental organ, ultimate Portuguese Baroque exponents. The monastery also includes the tomb of Holy Mafalda and the Sacred Art Museum, located in the former convent facilities. The visit includes the cloister, the kitchen and the chapter room. The museum’s collection assembles vestments, liturgical books, painting and gold and silver works.

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Localização Largo de Santa Mafalda
4540-102 AROUCA
Distrito:Aveiro
County:Arouca
Parish:Arouca
Contactos Tel:226197080
Fax:256941513
Email:museu.arte.sacra@mail.telepac.pt
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