Igreja de Santa Maria in Obidos
The main church of Óbidos is located in the square named after her, it was built at the behest of D. Afonso Henriques, on ruins of an old temple.
Subsequently, in the sixteenth century, the temple was to be entirely rebuilt in the reign of King João III and D. Catarina.
Unusually beautiful, this religious treasure must be visited in time, so as to absorb all its spiritual and historical environment.
In its Manueline façade, the image of Santa Maria venerated by angels is praised. Passing the cover, inside, harmonious 17th century tiles line the walls.
Among the countless works on display, the oils of Josefa de Óbidos (1634-1684) and her father, the Obidense Baltazar Gomes, stand out.
Another gem to visit inside the temple is the magnificent tomb of João de Noronha, a work by Nicolau Chanterene, initiator of Renaissance sculpture in Portugal.
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