Igreja de Santa Maria

Sintra, Portugal

The parish of Santa Maria de Sintra dates back to the time of Portugal’s foundation as a nation, when Dom Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, conquered Sintra from the Moors. At that time, a small chapel was built here, later reconstructed in the 13th century by the prior Martim Dade.

The great earthquake of 1755 caused serious damage to the church, but the original Gothic portico survived, displaying the Renaissance features that correspond to alterations made in the 14th century.

Inside, the attention of visitors is drawn to the medieval decoration of the capitals and the painted and panelled vault of the ceiling, the Manueline font, a Renaissance stoup and an excellent 17th-century painted and gilded statue of Our Lady of the Conception.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Ines Carmo (6 months ago)
Uma das mais antigas igrejas de Sintra, com uma localização entre o Castelo e a vila.
R Miguel Gonçalves (8 months ago)
Linda igreja , pena não estar aberta para a podermos ver por dentro.
Marcelo Da Cruz Coelho (11 months ago)
Linda Igreja, com uma história muito bonita também...
Севдалина Дункова (16 months ago)
Initially, a small chapel was built on this site, and later, in the 13th century, a church was built. The great earthquake of 1755 caused serious damage to the building, but the original Gothic portico survived.
laure dahmane (16 months ago)
Spiritual very nice moment.
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