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  • Igreja do Bom Jesus da Cruz

    Built in 1704 on the site of the miraculous apparition of a cross. The small, domed church is octagonal and built in a granite/whitewash style common to the north of Portugal. Like many churches in Portugal, the relative plainness of the exterior...

    Barcelos
  • Albufeira church - Igreja Matriz

    The parish church (Igreja Matriz) in Albufeira is one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in the Algarve. Built in the late 18th century it stands on the site of an earlier church which was converted from a pre-existing mosque....

    Albufeira
  • Ceiling - Nossa Senhora da Consolação

    The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolação (Church of Our Lady of Consolation) is one of Elvas’s hidden treasures. Set in the charming little square of Largo de Santa Clara the church doesn’t look particularly interesting from the...

    Elvas
  • Leiria's 16th century cathedral (Sé de Leiria) lies just beyond the old city walls in a small square. It was constructed between 1559 and 1574, during the reign of Dom João III to designs by architect Afonso Alvares.

    The exterior styling...

    Leiria
  • Capela dos Ossos, Evora

    The Medieval Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Evora is a spectacularly morbid celebration of death. As such it is one of Évora's most popular attractions.

    Located within the huge, Gothic church of São Francisco, the Chapel of Bones is...

    Evora
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Portimao

    The Roman Catholic church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of Conception) is Portimão's main parish church and still plays an active role in the heart of the local community.

    The original...

    Portimão
  • Basilica da Estrela - Lisbon

    The Basílica da Estrela in Lisbon is a huge baroque/neoclassical church with a most impressive dome. It was built by order of Queen Maria I of Portugal to celebrate the birth of her first (and only) son, José, Prince of Brazil. It is perhaps no...

    Lisbon
  • Igreja de São Paulo - Braga

    The Igreja de São Paulo (St Paul) is a small, austere looking 16th-century church built by the Jesuits. By contrast, the interior is an explosion of lavish baroque

    Braga
  • Manueline portal - Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Conceição

    Built around 1500 on the site of an ancient synagogue, and also known as Our Lady of the Conception, this was once the second largest place of worship in Manueline Lisbon. Nowadays this historic...

    Lisbon
  • Sameiro Sanctuary - Braga

    Late 19th-century domed church on the outskirts of Braga looking out over the Minho

    Braga

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