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At the current location a pre-Romanesque monastery was founded by Mumadona Dias in 949. For its protection a fortification, that preceded the present Castle of Guimarães, was erected. In the beginning of the twelfth century, this monastery would give place to the Collegiate Church of...More
The Church of Our Lady of Oliveira is on the site of a monastery that was built in 950AD. The church itself dates back to 1342 and has had several additions and alterations since. The church tower was completed about 1515 and some of the...More
Situated in the middle of the old town of Guimaraes, this is a very old church with beautiful old brickwork and arches and a sense of peace.
Being low church anglican by background and now worshipping in a Pentecostal church, I must admit to not...More
I was deeply moved by the iconic carvings and art found within this intimate and beautiful Church, with a Romanesque arched nave. Situated on the Largo da Oliveira Square, this is all that remains of the Monastery that the Castelo de Guimaraes was built to...More
Whilst visiting the Historic Centre we visited this church and was surprised by the stone simplicity. The side niches held beautifully ornate religious images and the image behind the altar was quite striking