Doorway of the Church of Barcelos - Barcelos, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 31.712 W 008° 37.341
29T E 531505 N 4597500
Quick Description: This Doorway belongs to the 14th-century church of Barcelos that is classified as a National Monument.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 5:24:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMHARA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 3

Long Description:
[PT]
"Monumento do séc. XIV, a Igreja Matriz de Barcelos, dedicada a Santa Maria Maior, mantém a robustez medieval na aparência, embelezada por alguns elementos decorativos e arquitectónicos que revelam a imposição do estilo gótico numa estrutura românica.

A iniciativa da sua construção pertence a D. Pedro, 3º Conde de Barcelos que nos deixou a sua assinatura através do brasão de armas que podemos ver nas arquivoltas do portal principal.

No interior, os capitéis historiados românicos afirmam o ambiente medieval contrastando com os painéis de azulejo de 1721, com cenas da vida de Nossa Senhora. Nas várias capelas laterais destaca-se a decoração barroca, em particular os altares de talha dourada. Na capela mor encontram-se ainda algumas telas maneiristas representando a Anunciação e a Adoração dos Pastores.

No exterior, muito perto da igreja, podemos ver o Pelourinho de Barcelos."

Fonte: (visit link)

[EN]
"This 14th-century monument, the parish church of Barcelos, dedicated to Santa Maria Maior, still maintains its original sturdy mediaeval appearance, embellished by some decorative and architectural features that reveal how the Gothic style was imposed onto a Romanesque structure.

It was built at the initiative of D. Pedro, the third Count of Barcelos, who left his mark here through the coat of arms that can be seen on the archivolts of the main doorway.

Inside, the Romanesque capitals remind us of the mediaeval atmosphere, contrasting with the azulejo panels that have covered the nave since 1721, telling worshippers of the life of the Virgin Mary. The various side chapels have a baroque decoration, most notably the carved and gilded woodwork of the altars, with the high altar being the most exuberant. In the chancel are some Mannerist paintings depicting the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Shepherds.

Outside, very close to the church´s façade, stands the Barcelos Pillory."

From: (visit link)
Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Romanesque

Address or physical location:
Barcelos Braga Portugal


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