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Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça (Our Lady of Grace), Evora

Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graca
Nossa Senhora da Graça, Evora

The church of Nossa Senhora da Graça (Church of our Lady of Grace) in Evora is noted for its 16th-century facade.

Four huge stone figures of Atlas adorn the building, which is only viewable from outside. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who supported the heavens. The church was founded in 1511 and was designed by the architect Miguel de Arruda. Following the dissolution of Portugal's monasteries in the 19th century, the building fell into disrepair.

It was restored in the 20th century and the structure is now used by the Portuguese military.

Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graca
Stone figure of Atlas

Other Churches in Portugal

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves

Churches in Tavira

Church of our Lady of Grace
Church of Our Lady of Grace

Things to See and Do in Evora

Roman Bath

Spring Blossom

Agua de Prata

Evora Cathedral

The church dates originally from 1511.
The church dates originally from 1511


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1 comment:

Hugo Carlos said...

haha, el hombrecito está muy simpático

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