Igreja Matriz de Caminha

Religious Heritage

To better enjoy the beauty of this imposing monument, nothing better than to climb the seventeenth century wall that lies ahead and observe the façade from there. The main door stands out for its decoration. Over the door is a frieze with fantastic animals in relief and a rose window. On the pediment, you can see the image of the patron saint, Nossa Senhora dos Anjos, da Assunção and figures of angels. The south portal features an arched door with images of St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Luke and St. Mark. All around, you can see the beauty of the lace, the arabesques and grotesques, and the most famous gargoyles in the district - you will see why. The interior of the Church is also of overwhelming beauty. The structure is all in nationalised, gothic style, clearly seen from its three naves. Deserving greater highlight are the altarpiece of the Blessed Sacrament, famous for having a rotary tabernacle which shows various scenes from the passion of Christ; the chapel of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its magnificent Tree of Jesse from the beginning of the 18th century and the Bom Jesus dos Mareantes Chapel, ordered to be built in 1511, is the largest and most sumptuous and deserving of the attention of visitors. It is said that the decoration in this chapel and the image of Bom Jesus were found by Caminha fishermen on the high seas, dating from 1539. Visit this interesting historical space and take a little of this charming fishing community away with you!

Caminha (Viana do Castelo)

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