Capela dos Coimbras - Braga, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 32.991 W 008° 25.500
29T E 547954 N 4599958
Quick Description: The Chapel of the Coimbras (Capela dos Coimbras) is a Manueline chapel located in the civil parish of São João do Souto, in the municipality of Braga. It was classified as a national monument on 16 June 1910.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 1:15:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMKN92
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
"The chapel had its base in the ecclesiastical residence of the Coimbras family, and its patriarch D. João de Coimbra, who purchased this home in 1505. The providor for the bishopric of Braga, João constructed the chapel between 1525 and 1528, under archbishop D. Diogo de Sousa. It is likely that this chapel was annex of the primitive church of São João do Souto, as one of the lateral chapels. Artists from Biscay were contracted to complete the project while they were working in the medieval city, that included Palace of Biscainhos. These included Filipe Odarte, who was responsible for the main church, and sculptures by Hodart (exterior carvings) and João de Ruão (retable and tomb sculptures), as well as the family coat-of-arms of D. Diogo de Sousa (in the portico). In 1530, a brotherhood was instituted support the services in the chapel.

It was classified by IPPAR (a forerunner of the Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico (IGESPAR) as a national monument on 16 June 1910. The first interventions occurred in 1936: renovations to the ancient chapel included supporting the walls and reconstruction of the ceiling."
From: (visit link)
Designação (Name): Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Casa dos Coimbras)

Categoria de protecção (Classification): MN - Monumento Nacional

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Religiosa / Capela

Concelho (City): Braga

Página do Património na base de dados do IGESPAR (Page of the Heritage at the IGESPAR database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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