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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Visit the Monastery of Serra do Pilar - Santa Marinha (Vila Nova de Gaia)

The Monastery of Serra do Pilar is a historic monument, located in the Town of Santa Marinha (Vila Nova de Gaia).
The start of construction took place in 1538 and ended in 1670 with the completion of the church of Our Lady of Pilar. At first, by order of King John III.
Later, during the Civil War of 1832-1834, the liberal army settled in the monastery, arguing that its troops were besieged in the city of Porto.

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