Igreja Matriz - Melgaço, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 42° 06.832 W 008° 15.567
29T E 561221 N 4662684
Quick Description: The Mother Church, located in Melgaço, Portugal.
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Date Posted: 4/7/2011 12:46:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMB5DG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The church is a Romanesque building of the twelfth century, originally called the Church of St. Mary's Gate, because it is adjacent to the Gate of the castle of Melgaço.

Some still remains of the original layout that was the subject of many renovations over the years.

The front entrance and side entrance still remains original.

The main gate is formed by two sets of columns, addorsed the cutouts, with capitals decorated with plant motifs.

The north side door has a pointed archivolt, supported by two cantilevers, which support a tympanum with a figure of "lion " in high relief.

From: Wikipedia
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque

Diocese: Viana do Castelo

Address/Location:
Melgaço, Viana Do Castelo Portugal


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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