Church of Santo André

Melgaço, Portugal

The Church of Santo André is a Romanesque and Baroque era church located in the civil parish of Fiães, municipality of Melgaço. Originally a Roman-Cistercian monastery, it was remodeled during the 17th and early 18th century in the Baroque style, but still exemplifies many of the characteristics of the early building (typifying the Galician Cistercian monasteries and Minhota churches of the time). The beginning of 17th century remodeling began with images of the patron saints and coat-of-arms on the frontispiece, but later extended into the lateral altar (Mannerist) and the chancel retable (Baroque).

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Adega Ponte da Barca (15 days ago)
Igreja antiga, bonita e preservada
SONYFOTO - Manuel Batista (12 months ago)
Nosso lindo Portugal
Julia Vázquez López (15 months ago)
Beautiful ruins as well as the surroundings
Lucia Nunes (2 years ago)
Infelizmente não estava aberto. Para monumento nacional, o Estado deveria ser dar mais importância.
Paula Fontes (2 years ago)
A igreja estava fechada, nao deu para visipor dentro. No espaço exterior destaco o casco de uma árvore que ainda preservam
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