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Monday, June 25, 2018

Visit the Basilica of the Congregados - São Lázaro (Braga)

The Basilica of the Congregados, located in the parish of São Lázaro, was designed by the architect André Soares, built in the 16th century, though only finished in the 20th century.
The building began in 1703 and was blessed on October 27, 1717, although it was necessary to build the towers and place statues in the respective niches of the façade. These works would be carried out as early as the twentieth century.
The façade statues - São Filipe Néri and São Martinho de Dume - were hoisted to their sites on February 16, 1964, and are due to the sculptor Manuel da Silva Nogueira.

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