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Santiago Church and Attached Cabrais Chapel

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Santiago Church and Attached Cabrais Chapel
Location Largo do Castelo
6250-048 BELMONTE
District:Castelo Branco
County :Belmonte
Parish:Belmonte
Contacts Tel:213614200


This Romanic temple was probably constructed in the 13th century, but it was later renewed, namely during the Baroque era, when the façade was transformed. It was Belmonte main church until 1940. In Nossa Senhora da Piedade Chapel, there is a famous 14th century Pietà along with other architectonically interesting elements, such as columns’ capitals decorated with animal-shaped, flower and anthropomorphic motifs. These capitals depict some of the Portuguese feats in the North of Africa, which were carried out by Fernão Álvares Cabral. A suspended vault in segmented arch, the interior arch, the arcosoliums in flamboyant Gothic, the Renaissance pulpit and some fresco paintings. Cabrais Chapel is a family pantheon that was attached to the church in the 15th century and remodelled in the 17th century, and it is as big as a church. Here you will find several examples of Renaissance tombs, as well as part of the ashes of Brazil’s discoverer, Pedro Álvares Cabral, buried in Graça Church in Santarém. (National Monument)

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Year of construction: XIII Centu

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Year of construction: XIII Centu

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Localização Largo do Castelo
6250-048 BELMONTE
Distrito:Castelo Branco
County:Belmonte
Parish:Belmonte

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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