Igreja da Misericórdia - Melgaço, Portugal
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N 42° 06.805 W 008° 15.593
29T E 561185 N 4662633
Quick Description: [PT]A Igreja da Misericórdia na cidade de Melgaço. [ENG]The Church of Mercy in the town of Melgaço.
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 4:31:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMC6T7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
[PT]
A igreja foi construída no século XIII em estilo românico.
Ao longo dos séculos passou por várias obras que mudaram a sua estrutura original.
No século XVIII foi construido um alpendre posteriormente retirado.
No interior, no centro do arco, há um brasão de armas da Misericórdia.
Fonte: (visit link)

No local existe uma placa informativa que diz:
"Igreja da Misericórdia
Séc. XIII
En tempos designada Igreja de Santa Maria do Campo, fundada na idade média, esta edificação sofreu obras de recuperação e ampliação, que foram alterando a traça primitiva. Na fachada principal existe cornija saliente com cruz no remate sobre acrotério e cunhais sobrepujados por pináculos.
No século XVIII construiu-se a galilé. no interor, ao centro do arco cruzeiro, existe um emblema das armas da misericórdia e o retábulo da capela-mor é neoclássico. No século XVI instala-se na igreja a Confraria da Misericórdia."



[ENG]
The church was built in the thirteenth century in Romanesque style.
Over the centuries has undergone several works that changed their original structure.
In the eighteenth century has been build a porch later withdrawn.
Inside, in the center of the arch, there is a coat of arms of the Mercy.
From: (visit link)

On site there is an Historical Marker which reads:
"Misericórdia church
13th century
In the past, it was known as the church of Holy Mary of the Field, it was founded in the middle ages, but it has since then been subjected to recuperation and enlargement work, which has altered its original design. In the main façade, there is a salient cornice that is complimented by a cross over the acroterion and the converging wall, which are superimposed by pinnacles.
In the 18th century, the Galilee was built, in its interior, in the centre of the crossing arch, there is an embiem of the Mercy's shield. The altarpiece of the main chapel is neoclassical. In the 16th century, the Brotherhood of the Mercy settled in the church."
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1200

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

Street address of Church:
Melgaço, Viana do Castelo Portugal


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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