Capela de Santa Luzia de Campos

Religious Heritage

The Romanic architecture is very significant in the Minho Valley. The Capela de Santa Luzia de Campos, in spite of denouncing the great changes it underwent in the 16th and 18th centuries, is a fine example of the 13th century Romanic architecture. On the inside, discover two sarcophagi beside the altar, some Mannerist frescos and a small altar in Baroque carving. Among the many interesting details, don’t miss the commemorative inscription for the chapel's foundation, stating the year of 1098, the same date for the foundation of a convent of Benedictine nuns, during the reign of King Afonso VI of Leon. Can you imagine the knights around the temple, praying for the success of their next Crusade?

Vila Nova de Cerveira (Viana do Castelo)

41.96655, -8.6901412