Church of Santa Maria Madalena

Braga, Portugal

Falperra Church or the Church of Santa Maria Madalena is a Baroque church located in the Falperra mountains, outside of Braga.

The church was built in the early 18th century, by order of the Archbishop D. Rodrigo de Moura Teles. It was a project by the leading Portuguese sculptor and architect André Soares.

The granite retable-like frontage is exuberantly decorated. Particularly striking is the throne with Saint Mary Magdalene, flanked by two small towers bearing the busts of Saint Martha and Saint Lazarus.



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Braga, Portugal
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Founded: 18th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Silvia Ninova (18 months ago)
Very quiet place. With interesting small white building. It could be used as started point to Sameiro (around two hours with kids) or to Santa Marta ( around 30 minutes with kids)
Sérgio Araújo (3 years ago)
Very quiet, with a great view to Braga
Szili Furgonnal Vlog (3 years ago)
Petfect ✌️
Thyra Lindberg-Wysocki (4 years ago)
On the Camino hike. Nice property with barely any people.
Alvaro Nogueira (4 years ago)
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