Igreja de Santa Quitéria de Meca - Alenquer . Portugal
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N 39° 04.954 W 009° 02.081
29S E 496999 N 4325939
Quick Description: The Church of Santa Quitéria de Meca is a church located in village of Meca, municipality of Alenquer, Portugal.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/25/2012 7:58:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMDKCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The Church of Santa Quitéria de Meca is a church located in village of Meca, municipality of Alenquer, Portugal.

This example of religious architecture is classified as Building of Public Interest since 1949.

The construction of the church dates from the late eighteenth century, under the patronage of Dona Maria I. Next to the church is located in a churchyard where the festivities take place in the village. It lends itself to the cult of Santa Quitéria.

According to legend, in 1238, an image of the saint have appeared in the area. In place of the present church was erected a chapel where worship the saint. It was designed by Mateus Vicente.

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Designação (Name): Igreja de Santa Quitéria de Meca

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como IIP - Imóvel de Interesse Público

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

Concelho (City): Alenquer

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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