Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Nazare

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré is an imposing church located on the hilltop O Sitio overlooking Nazaré, Portugal.According to the Legend of Nazaré the sheriff (alcaide) of Porto de Mós, Dom Fuas Roupinho, maybe a templar, was chasing on horseback a deer up a hilltop on a misty September morning in 1182 (later it was said that it was the devil, in the disguise of a deer). When the deer jumped over the edge of the hilltop into the void, his fiery horse was about to follow. Then the knight invoked the intervention of the Madonna, who made the horse turn away through a supernatural effort and saved the life of the knight. Subsequently, a chapel A Ermida da Memoria, was built very near this spot, over a grotto where stood a small statue of a Black Madonna, brought from Nazareth. Near the chapel one can see the imprint of the horseshoe in the rock.The church, founded in the 14th century, was rebuilt in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Semicircular steps lead to a Baroque portal under two square bell towers. The façade has gallery-like extensions.The profusely decorated gilded apse shows the small statue of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré in a lit niche above the main altar, flanked by twisted columns. Above the crossing of the single nave with the transept is a cupola and a lantern. They are all vaulted by a gilt coffer ceiling.
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  • Church situated in the upper part of Nazareth, from where you have a beautiful view of the city. Church well preserved. Place for thanks and prayer. Next door there is a shop with various religious articles. At the time we went (September 2019), several cultural events were taking place.
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  • I parked the car at no cost next to the church (access from behind). I got out of the car and walked first to the tourist information center next to the Church. The attendant was very friendly and told me all the historical of the city, the miracle of the Virgin Mary and indicated the sights. Next, I visited the Church of Our Lady of Nazareth. Mandatory stop. Free entry. Church very well maintained. Although small in front of the monasteries and sanctuary of Fatima, it is a space of great peace and faith. You can see the original image at a cost of 1 euro (symbolic value to help maintain the church). Outside the church, there is a chapel where the image of the Virgin remained for many years. They pulled her out because of the weather and put another one to symbolize. September 8 is the day in honor of Our Lady of Nazaré in Portugal (in Brazil, it is in October that there is the Syrian of Nazaré).
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  • This is a beautiful church, its where my cousin got married and its perfect for a wedding, lovely gold onaments inside and lovely on the outside, would recommend for someone looking to go there or for a wedding
  • Does anyone know the names of the current pastors/priests assign the Church??
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