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Travel back in time

Agree with other reviewers that this is a worthwhile diversion, and that the caretaker made it... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Hasenheffer
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Toronto, Canada
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Peaceful

The oldest sanctuary in Portugal (7th c). Off the beaten path, but worth the effort to find it... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
ShowMeSomething
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May 18, 2018
“Travel back in time ”
Nov 11, 2017
“Peaceful”
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The chapel of São Pedro de Balsemão is located in a small plain along the Balsemão river banks. Although the chapel is now part of a seventeenth century manor, its interior still preserves 10th century traits, namely Mozarabic Iberian architecture...more
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Agree with other reviewers that this is a worthwhile diversion, and that the caretaker made it extra special. I thought we passed through a warp in time as we entered the narrow country lane and encountered a rider on horseback. It is utterly peaceful around...More

Thank Hasenheffer
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The oldest sanctuary in Portugal (7th c). Off the beaten path, but worth the effort to find it. Lovingly cared for. The woman who let us in spoke little English but worked so hard to help us understand. Thank you.

Thank ShowMeSomething
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The drive to this chapel isn't for the faint of heart- the country road is winding and narrow and I'm relieved we didn't have to make room for any oncoming cars. Once we arrived, I didn't know what to expect, but upon stepping inside, I...More

Thank WDCVA
Reviewed 27 September 2016

God.......We made it there. Nice one and still kept well in condition. The path to the chapel is somewhat harsh but glad we did make it.

Thank KwinAun
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a small archaic Visigoth and Arab chapel in an incredible setting well worth the visit, just 10 minutes from central town Lamego. The guide is very helpful and will give a tour of the site.

Thank Joao R
Reviewed 27 November 2014

If you are into medieval art this chapel provides a well preserved example of the era's changing art style. There is a rare medieval statue of a pregnant virgin Mary, the alter is beautifully carved wood, on the ceiling are well preserved portraits of saints,...More

3  Thank IOGWFH
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This small chapel is located on the outside of the city of “Lamego”. Do not be afraid because you will have to drive on small rural roads to arrive on the chapel who seems to be in the middle of nowhere in the valley. When...More

3  Thank Hans G
Reviewed 30 June 2014

A beautiful little church that keeps on going after so many centuries, nestled by the banks of the Baselmao river, lost in the Douro countryside. The road is enchanting is sometimes a little narrow for us city types, but it is a treasure worth discovering...More

2  Thank trippyraff
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Who could not live here, away from any stress in complete harmony with nature and the gift of nature.

Thank Jands1953
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I liked the all town of lamego. the church in town, the gardens the port wine and sparkling wine cellars

Thank editealho
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