Capela do Senhor da Boa Nova

Capela do Senhor da Boa Nova

The Capela do Senhor da Boa Nova sits just across the road from the Crystal Palace gardens on the corner of Rua da Boa Nova and R. Dom Manuel II. It was built in 1782 with money from local residents to house a stone statue of Christ on the cross that had been sited in the adjacent Largo da Torre da Marca. The statue had become known as Senhor Jesus da Boa Nova and hence the name was passed on to the little chapel.

In the background you can just make out the castellated granite of the Torre de Pedro-Sem, a mediaeval tower built to protect the city.


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