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Explore a place that has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, monks and priests.

Building

Explore a place that has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, monks and priests.

Built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th century, the Church and Convent of Graça were destroyed by the 1755 earthquake and later restored in a late Baroque style.

The double façade is made up of the church and the old convent entrance, above which rises the bell tower, the work of Manuel da Costa Negreiros, dating from 1738. In the sober interior, the gilded altars stand out, as do the 16th, 17th and 18th century tiles,

the ceiling painted by Pedro Alexandrino de Carvalho and the 18th century sculptures in the middle chapels.

The sacristy of the Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça is characterised by its baroque decoration, covered with tile panels and a ceiling of admirable decorative composition. The tomb of D. Mendo de Fóios Pereira, the powerful secretary of state of D. Pedro II, and the large panel of the Relics can be found there.

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