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Basílica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Assunção


The construction of the Minor Basilica (National Monument) began in the first half of the 16th century and continued until the early years of the following century. The main façade features a projecting tower that conveys a marked sense of elegance to the building, and a beautiful Renaissance-style portico. It has two protruding bodies on the side: the sacristy to the north and a porch next to the south portico. Also noteworthy is a beautiful set of sculptures at the level of the cornice, namely the gargoyles. The interior is organized according to the scheme of the "hall churches" with three naves. The rectangular chancel is detached from the main body: it has a Baroque gilded altarpiece from the mid-18th century; on its side walls are frescoes depicting the communion of the Virgin and the Last Supper. The chancel is flanked by two semicircular apses: the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and the Chapel of the Wounds. The sacristy is vaulted with Manueline-style ribs. The altar, from the body of the church, is attributable to the 17th century. The church also has a valuable organ located in the choir, attributable to the 18th century, as well as a large number of movable items, the most relevant of which are on display in the Torre de Moncorvo Museum of Sacred Art.


Torre de Moncorvo


Largo General Claudino, Torre de Moncorvo
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