Igreja de São Pedro in Obidos
Consecrated to the apostle S. Pedro, this church affected by the 1755 earthquake, preserves today on the facade, only vestiges of the old Gothic portal.
Inside, eighteenth-century images that refer to Santa Barbara, S.Pedro and S.Paulo deserve special mention.
As well as, the vaulted chancel that has an impressive gilded altarpiece framing a canvas by João da Costa (an Obidense artist) that represents S. Pedro receiving the keys to heaven.
Silently exploring the historical richness of this church, we also find the famous tomb of Josefa de Óbidos.
The talented artist was buried here, at her request, in order to stay close to her mystical godmother, Nossa Senhora do Rosário. Latent image in this beautiful church.
For more information about the Religious Heritage in the village of Óbidos click here!