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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:35 PM   #241
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #243
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Arouca Monastery / AROUCA

Construction period: 17th and 18th centuries (late 1600's to 1793)
Architectural styles: Mannerist and Baroque


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Convento de Arouca by Guilherme Noronha, on Flickr

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Mosteiro de Arouca by Tony Guess, on Flickr

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Mosteiro - Portugal by jmsbastos, on Flickr


Mosteiro de Arouca - Arouca by João Paulo Coutinho on Panoramio, on Panoramio


Capela-mor do Mosteiro de Arouca – Arouca by João Paulo Coutinho on Panoramio, on Panoramio

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Interior da Igreja do Convento de Arouca – Arouca by João Paulo Coutinho on Panoramio, on Panoramio


Órgão de tubos do Mosteiro de Arouca by Alegna13, on Wikimedia Commons

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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #244
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Cathedral / MIRANDA DO DOURO

Construction period: 16th to 18th centuries (1552 to 1754)
Architectural style: Mannerist


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C-15.10 by Mosseguello, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro by Rapsak, on Flickr

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Catedral de Miranda dò Douro. by Óliver---, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro by mar-tinha, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro (Portugal). Catedral. Vista lateral by santi abella, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro by hÉcToR, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro (Portugal). Catedral. Vista interior by santi abella, on Flickr

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Miranda do Douro by Habladorcito, on Flickr

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Moderno Escondido by CNC Porto, on Flickr

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Sé - Interior 2 by albTotxo, on Flickr

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DECORACIÓN by titoalfredo, on Flickr

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Old April 6th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #245
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Lovely place Miranda, isn't it?
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Old April 6th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #246
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Saint Benedict of the Open Door / TERRAS DE BOURO

Construction period: 19th century (1880 to 1895)
Architectural style: Neoclassic


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São Bento da Porta Aberta by Miguel H. Carriço, on Flickr

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Santuário de S.Bento da Porta Aberta [HDTV (1080)] by mariajosantos, on Flickr

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São Bento da Porta Aberta by João P Ferreira, on Flickr

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S. Bento de Porta Aberta by IECCPMA, on Flickr

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Serra do Gerês-Portugal-Igreja de São Bento da Porta Aberta by Cida Garcia, on Flickr

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S. Bento da Porta Aberta 02 by LuPan59, on Flickr

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Serra do Gerês-Portugal-Santuário de São Bento da Porta Aberta by Cida Garcia, on Flickr

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Afrescos by Amorim Lopes, on Flickr

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I really love the paintings and how minimalistic this churches are (compared with others in Europe)
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I really love the paintings and how minimalistic this churches are (compared with others in Europe)
You can find various types of ornamentation in Portuguese churches; some are indeed simpler while others are really over the top, especially the ones from the baroque period.

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Great pics, thanks for sharing an important part of the portuguese heritage
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Saint Mary of Devesa / CASTELO DE VIDE

Construction period: 18th and 19th centuries (1749 to mid-1800's)
Architectural styles: Baroque and Neoclassic


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Castelo de Vide by JPauloCruz-Fotografia, on Flickr

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Castelo de Vide by marco.vidal, on Flickr

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