Carmo Church was destroyed by the famous earthquake. It is one of the most unusual monuments in this city and the ruins can clearly be seen from Rossio Station and from the bridge that is just off the elevator do Carmo. These are the ruins of the only pure Gothic church in Lisbon. Along with the Cathedral it is one of the few remaining medieval relics in the Portuguese capital. After the earthquake it was never rebuilt.
Personally I think of this church, together with the Tower of the Clerics as one of the monuments that best represents the city of Oporto, along with the Luis I Bridge. Both are some of the most emblematic places in the city. This is definitely a place that belongs to the Baroque and Rococo style, being built in the eighteenth century by the order of the Clerics, made from stone, with a tower that tops the building as the ex libris of the city. This church is located in the highest part of the Portuguese city of Oporto, so you can see it from everywhere. The ticket to climb to the top of the tower costs 1.00 € and it's closed on Sundays and holidays, however the church itself is only closed on Wednesdays. The buses that come to this part of Oporto are: 3, 6, 20, 52, 78.
What can I say about this magnificent sanctuary other than it is a must-see although you should go with time because it takes a long time to visit. Above there is a perfect bar to have a drink (and more if you go by foot) and to enjoy the views. Don´t forget to take a walk in its surroundings.
The Chapel of Souls in Santa Caterina is a cavalcade of the most beautiful chapels decorated with typical Oporto flair, with blue Portugese tiles. The corner of this street is the most famous of all Oporto as it is full of shops.
"Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos" Over 5000 skulls from various churches and cities line the walls of this Portuguese chapel. The Franciscans during construction by the sixteenth century wanted the place to "sirva de cosolaçao nóticia à curiosidade doutros". Curious tourist or need a place to meditate? Upon entering the chapel we see our future, immortal phrase depicted in the entrance and it's something that gets into your head. "Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos"
Pópulo´s Church is in Plaza Conde de Agrolongo. It was started to built in 1562 by the order of archbishop Frei de Jesús, and which construction was paid by Carlos Amarante. The architect respected the Mannerist inside structure and Baroque of the facade, especially in the domes of the towers, but began to enter the neoclassical style. The interior impresses a lot, especially for being your walls completely covered in tiles.
The Basilica of St. Lucia is the most significant monument in northern Portugal, it's quite like the Sacre Coeur in Paris, but the views from Mount Santa Lucia are more beautiful, if that's possible, than the hill of Montmartre. You can go up the hill, on foot, by funicular or by car, we decided on the latter and drove up the winding mountain road that reminded us of Sintra or Buçaco, with endless curves to the top, once we got there we parked in front of the monument, which in theory is free, but there are always "gorillas" (unlike in Spain), they don't ask for money but want to sell a keyring with a rag doll. The view is exceptional, the panorama says it all: The river estuary, fishing port, Eiffel bridge, immense sandy beaches and ice water, haha., Green hills populated with white villages, the old town, the new town (if you are lucky to have a clear day). Next to the basilica is the photographer, with cardboard horse, who insists again and again to take a picture, the poor man must have realized that the digital era has arrived, and as you refuse he remains undaunted and it's annoying as the best view of the basilica can only be taken from the strategic point where he has set up his stall. The most striking aspect of the facade are the huge rosettes but the interior is quite disappointing. At the back there's a picnic area where you can eat watching the views.
This Gothic church was built by Isabel of Aragon, Queen Santa Isabel, in 1283. The place where the monastery was built was a bad choice, due to flooding from the Mondego river. It was abandoned in 1677, when the Clarisse nuns moved to [poi = 696 111] the Convent of Santa Clara in Nova [/ poi], very close by. From May to September it is open from 10-19. From October to April it is open only 10-17. They allow you to enter up to 45 minutes before closing. We weren't allowed in because the visit lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour and a half, depending on how long you take looking around, so go there early. It's close to [poi = 308791] Two Little Ones [/ poi]. Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
This church is on one side of the central Praça da Batalha, in the highest part of the city. It's visible from several points in the lower area and is on a raised platform accessed by a staircase. Outside the highlights are the 2 towers that flank the main facade and decor made with blue mosaic tiles depicting scenes from the life of San Ildefonso and allegories of the Eucharist (created by Jorge Colaco in 1932). Inside there are several paintings, altarpieces and the walls and ceilings are painted with stucco. Save the relics of San Ildefonso.
This monastery is the symbol of the city of Vila Nova de Gaia , and although I had the opportunity to visit inside, it does not go unnoticed because it is on top of a hill and is visible from any point, especially since the Muelle de la Ribera Port is just opposite. The entire area of the bank of the Douro is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in the 16th century by the Augustinians. What is surprising is the church with a circular dome, a replica of the Church of Santa Maria Round of Rome.It was a defensive fortress-like monastery, and in fact was used as such in the year 1832. Now it is property of the Army Artillery Regiment Portuguese.
Fora Da means 'extramural' and so it would have been at the time when it was built outside the city limits. Now, this beautiful Renaissance building that looks like a fortress monastery is an essential visit on a visit to Lisbon. The fruit of the promise did King Afonso Henriques to San Vicente, a magnificent church in exchange for seeing the Moors expelled from Portugal, is supposed to contain the bones of the saint. Inside, the ceiling white marble, inlay Conceicao Altar or blue and white tiles depicting the fables of La Fontaine, the giant organ or the beautiful canopy give the temple a character art museum marking sacred and profane single in the Portuguese capital. For monarchists and curious history in the old sacristy, enabled at the time as a royal pantheon, the remains of most of the members of the royal house of Braganza except for a king a queen.
This Chapel, which maintains the characteristics of a popular shrine, was the first building to be constructed in the Cova da Iria in 1918. It was built in the place indicated by the Virgin, giving way to its name. The Virgin had asked the shepherds to build a chapel in her honour and her image has been sculpted on a marble pillar that marks the exact spot where the little oak stood on which the Virgin appeared to the shepherds on the 13th day of May, June, July, September and October in 1917. The original shrine was anonymously blown up on March 6, 1922, but it was rebuilt that same year. The chapel has been covered by a large pine roof brought from a Russian port in the northern Soviet Union on September 12, 1988. Over time the Sanctuary was extended to accommodate the large numbers of pilgrims and so [poi = 439891] The Colonnades [/ poi] and Plaza Pio XII were built to increase the capacity of people in a large open space. All information is from contact with the Basilica.
One of the most important and significant churches of the religious architecture of Porto is the Iglesia del Carmen. It is located directly opposite the Tower of Clerics and Garden Cordonería. It belongs to the Third Order of Our Lady of the Carmen and is attached to the Convent and Hospital of the Carmelites. Is the Rococo and was built in granite mid-eighteenth century as José Figueiredo Seixas project. The church has two facades:-The main three-storey with a great decoration, both plant elements such as windows and niches (in which the images of St. Elias and St. Eliseu are) is surmounted by a cross and the statues of the Evangelists. -The front side is all covered with bluish tiles representing the imposition of the scapular on Mount Carmel. The church has a single nave. Inside there are several rococo gilt carved altarpieces, made by Francisco Pereira Campanhã in the eighteenth century.
A late eighteenth century neoclassical church whose interior is covered in pink marble. On the outside there's the Garden of the Star, a very quiet place in the center of Lisbon, several ponds and shaded/cool places to spend a quiet and relaxing time.
The Sé or Cathedral of Viana de Castelo is also popularly known as the Iglesia Matriz - it dates from the fifteenth century. It is in the historical center and very close to Plaza de la Republica - the heart of the city. It consists of two large towers topped with battlements, highlights are: its pointed arched door, a few small sculptures of the apostles and a large rose window. Its facade has Romanesque Gothic influences as does the gate. The Sé or Iglesia Matriz is rated as a Property of Public Interest - the photo was taken last year at the Medieval Festival. I have to recognize that the Cathedral did not catch my attention because I have seen the most interesting cathedrals elsewhere, including the Basilica of Santa Luzia which I found much more beautiful and interesting.