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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Visit the Church of Santa Marinha (Vila Nova de Gaia)

The Church of Santa Marinha, is a sixteenth-century temple, whose foundation is attributed to D. Alfonso II, which was fully repaired in 1745, at the risk of the architect Nicholas Nazoni.
It is a broad church and with enough light and is endowed with beautiful images of wood, most notably, the Lord Jesus Crucified, with 8 feet, resting on a wooden cross of ebony, which is an altar itself and which never was possible to identify its author.
In the main altar, are four paintings on the walls, framed in rich frames, placed in between the windows depicting the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Flight into Egypt and the Adoration of the Magi. The latter, the best feature, it ignores what was its author for not being signed and may be of Nicholas Nazoni ..
Still, the main altar there are two nineteenth-century tile panels. representing biblical scenes, although there are advocating for, being the life of Santa Marinha.

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