Refoios Monatery

Ponte de Lima, Portugal

The building of Refoios’ Monastery, founded on the 12th century by Afonso Ansemondes, is presently home to Ponte de Lima’s agricultural college, having next to it the imposing Parish Church.

The cloister, with its central fountain dated and autographed by José Lopes, is Renaissance style, as well as some portals of the ancient monastic rooms. The parts painted with scrollwork and windings in some of the corridors are Baroque style. The kitchen tiles, with compositions of suspended sausages, game and fish, in Saint John style and the tiles of the old chapter room with the different habits of the several clergymen of the Rule of Saint Augustine, are, on the other hand, already in Neoclassical fashion, such as the plasterwork in the Music Room'. The church has a Portico in Renaissance style and the woodcarving of the altars follows Mannerism and Baroque style.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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José Cunha (13 months ago)
It currently functions as the Agricultural School, part of the building can be visited with beautiful interior gardens.
Emanuel Pedro (3 years ago)
Mosteiro na traçada original
ptminiaturas portugal (3 years ago)
Fui a uma cerimônia e o edifício é lindo , cheio de história e bem tratado .
Jasmin Sales (3 years ago)
For me there is no more beautiful place
Artur Henriques (4 years ago)
Muito bonito mas a precisar de uma manutenção.
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