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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Visit the Church of St. Bartholomew - Vila Viçosa

St. Bartholomew's Church, located in the Parish of St. Bartholomew (Vila Viçosa), is a sixteenth century church, also known as the Church of St. John the Evangelist. This church membership outside of the Jesuit College.
Bears on its facade a certain grandeur in the Baroque style, lined with marble bardilho the region, with three rows of windows and three doorways flanked by Doric columns. It has two square towers lush without gables, steeples and six bells which includes the famous clock Caracena who served the public of the Keep of the Castle and the Wars of Restoration was heavily damaged by the troops of the Spanish general of that name.
Inside the temple, and plenty of good marble carving is notable that the tabernacle of gilded wood and can enjoy themselves also upholstered and wooden sculptures several screens of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
In the sacristy attached, which left the more valuable items to the Museum of Sacred Art, there are also various tools of the cult, which were significant, and a nasty paramenteiro fine chest of oak.

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