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Igreja da Misericordia Reviews
Très belle église au centre ville. A voir pendant la fête en août, illuminée et pleine de fleurs. Incontournable à Monçao. more »Very nice church in the city center. To be seen during the party in August, illuminated and full of flowers. A must in Monçao.
Es una pequeña iglesia barroca en el centro de la villa. Destaca su sencillez y la elegancia de la construcción. Esto unido al Museo del Cine, al Museo de la Emigración o al torreón es suficiente para... more »It is a small baroque church in the center of the villa. It emphasizes its simplicity and the elegance of the construction. This coupled with the Film Museum, the Emigration Museum or the tower is enough to make a stop in this northern town of Portygal.
It´s a normal church of a small village of Portugal The interior is interesting, wiith the altar carved in wood During the feasts of "Nossa Senhora das Dores" (Our Lady of Sorrows) the church is very well decorated, as can be seen in the attached photograph
The first reference to the mercy of Monção is in a charter dated 1576 by which D. Sebastião authorized him to be annexed the order and Gafaria of S. Gião, with all its property and property. He also had the burden of sustaining the Hospital's inpatients, supplying them with food and other supplies. Situated in the main square of the village, the church is attached to the house of the Brotherhood. The church was built in self-supporting granite masonry with toasts and white-painted, although the basement, the Cunhais, the cornices, frames and ornaments have stone in sight. It has the plant consisting of rectangular nave and chancel and covered with two waters. It is noteworthy its main façade, oriented to the north, the large portal very similar to the parochial of Mazedo, full arch based on imposed that rests on right feet also striated and framed by two pairs of Ionian pilasters sustained the Entablature. This is topped by a pediments of interrupted windings to accommodate the niche of the patron saint lined with two glasses with decorated frames. Its interior, with nave and chancel, is a sacred space filled with work in reference hoist. The national style altarpiece with its archivolts based on pairs of spiral columns closes the Tribune where at the top of the throne is the image of Our Lady of Mercy. Another altarpiece lodges the image of the Lord of the Green cane, of great popular devotion.
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