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Church of Misericórdia

17th 18th century
Built next to the "old town" wall in the same place where the chapel of Sao Romao stood, the church of Misericordia is an excelent example of 17th century Baroque architecture. Its inteior is distinguished by the unitary space, the altar-piece in Baroque gilded wood carving and the 18th century Rococo-style rostrum of the board members of the Misericórdia.

Address: Praça D. Nuno Alvares Pereira

Directions: Its located on the square of the castle.

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Church of the Hospital of the Espírito Santo

16th 18th century
The Albergaria do Espirito Santo (Holy Spirit Guest-house), with the church annexe, was founded in the second half of the 13th century and became te royal hospital in the 17th century, under the administration of the Misericordia de Portel. Among the features of the church, reconstructed in the 16th century are the ribbed vaulting which covers the single nave, from the 17th century, and the Baroque and Rococo altar-piece.

Address: Rua do Espirito Santo

Directions: After the Rua das Forças Armadas going up to the castle.

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Rua das Forças Armadas

this street of Forças Armadas means, the street from the army forces.Its one of the street you have to go if heading the castle if comming from Sao Pedro or the west part of town. You have several interesting building like this one on the picture which give a very nice ambiance to the street. It gives a different look to the town making it look a little bit bigger than actually is. On this street you have several banks and shops.

Directions: It one of the streets that go up direction the castle from the Municipal swiming pools.

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The 18th century Parish Church

18th 20th century church. In February 2004 still have the ugly lights from last christmas which at least aren't switched on, hehehe.
This church was constructed between 1754 and 1766, replaced the earlier parish church of the medieval period, situated in the walled town.
In the following centuries, it underwent interior remodelling in the nave and the prebytery. It represents a unified space, with semicircular vault roofing, five side altars and two pulpits. Paintings on canvas by Maria Fernanda Tosacano Rico can be seen in the chancel.

Address: Rua Dr. M. de Arriaga

Directions: Go down from the castle in the Rua do Outeiro and turn left when you reach the Rua Dr. M de Arriaga. You will soon see the church on your left side.

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Street benches

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Street chapel

Address: Tua Dr. M. de Arriaga

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Largo 5 de Outubro

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Evora street

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Yellow house

Located in Evora Street

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Praca D. Nuno Alvares Pereira

Located in front of the chapel of Santo Antonio. Its the town hall square also.

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