São Miguel do Castelo Church, Guimarães

Discover the São Miguel do Castelo Church in Guimarães, Portugal.

São Miguel do Castelo Church, Guimarães, Portugal
São Miguel do Castelo Church
© Paulo Pacheco (CM Guimarães)

This Romanesque-style church is located between the Castle and the Palace of Duques de BragançaGuimarães, in the North of Portugal.

This is the Church where King Afonso Henriques was baptized, the proof can be seen next to the baptismal font in a tombstone with the inscription "in this font was baptized the King D. Afonso Henriques by Archbishop S. Geraldo in the year of our Lord 1106."

Although it is a simplistic construction, with no major decorations, it’s considered a national interest monument since 1910. This is due the fact that its construction is intimately associated with the Portuguese nationality and to its foundation.

It houses a collection of tombstones with different symbols and several representations of religious warriors, a polychrome wood sculpture of S. Miguel (the patron saint of the Church) and a sculpture of the Virgin and Child, done in polychrome limestone.

More information:

Location:

Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimarães.

Telephone:

(+351) 253 412 273.

Website:

http://pduques.culturanorte.pt

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