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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José Manuel Fernandes (9 months ago)
Esta é a principal edificação em estilo gótico existente actualmente na vila. Pequena mas de bonitas proporções, datando na sua forma do século XIII. Quando se visita é possível subir à torre sineira e de lá apreciar a bela paisagem de Sintra.
soraia lousa (10 months ago)
Igreja bonita,pena o estacionamento não estar adequado à igreja.C.M de Sintra a não cuidar da terra.
Carlos Cabecinha (10 months ago)
Igreja de Santa Maria Sintra bonita e com a envolvente da serra de Sintra
Paula Pereira Borges (11 months ago)
A igreja é deslumbrante, embora seja difícil estacionar nas redondezas, preparem se pra andar um pouco.
joaquim parra marujo (18 months ago)
Uma igreja do século XVIII (?). A não perder.
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