Igreja do Mosteiro de Bravães

Religious Heritage

This is one of the most important romanesque monuments in Portugal. The Bravães Church, dating from the 12th-century, was founded by D. Vasco Nunes de Bravães. This church stands out for the richness and variety of its sculptures, of which the porticos are an example, with the exuberance of their decoration. From the bell tower, you can appreciate the beauty of the rose window at the top of the nave. Don’t forget to look at the images engraved on the bells. The interior is sober, with a triumphal arch decorated by a frieze with lions and leaves. Two frescoes represent the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian and the Virgin, standing with the child in her arms. Full of detail, the Bravães Church deserves to be contemplated calmly. At the end of your visit, you can still explore the surrounding area using the Romanesque trails.

Ponte da Barca (Viana do Castelo)

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