Igreja, Convento e Largo de São Domingos

Religious Heritage

São Domingos Church is a 16th-century building once belonging to the convent of Santa Cruz, founded by Dominican Dom Frei Bartolomeu. It was designed by Frei Julião Romero, who also designed the Church of São Gonçalo de Amarante. São Domingos Church, although later than its counterpart in Amarante, is more austere, with a façade of altarpiece design. It is on the inside that you will come face to face with all of its beauty and grandeur. Admire the gilded woodcarved altars, where the highlight is the altarpiece on the north arm of the nave in “talha gorda" style, carved by master José Alvares, of Araújo. Outside, in São Domingos Square, enjoy the sculpture by Viana artist, Manuel Rocha, in homage to Frei Bartolomeu dos Mártires astride the mule offered to him by Pope Pius IV. On the basis of this work, various high relief panels represent the various stages of the life of the holy man, namely the construction of the convent, the Council of Trent and his dedication to the poor. Continue walking along Rua de Altamira towards the riverside and enjoy all the beauty of Viana do Castelo!

Viana do Castelo (Viana do Castelo)

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