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Monday, November 29, 2010

Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Raposeira

The Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located in the Town of Raposeira.
This small chapel dates from the thirteenth century and has many elements in a Gothic Romanesque base yet.
The main façade has a Gothic style, very simple and rural, with ogival portal and a rosette to surmount.
The interior is a single nave, the chancel being covered by a dome with beautiful decorated capitals.
During the fifteenth century the Chapel was built in Quinta da Raposeira, owned by Prince Henry, still leaving traces of the medieval palace where he resided the Prince that made possible the success of the Portuguese Discoveries.
In dry years it was tradition to come in pilgrimage to the Hermitage, to ask the blessing of the water at Santa Guadalupe.

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