Alto do Senhor da Boa Morte (Vila Franca de Xira)

Alto do Senhor da Boa Morte (Vila Franca de Xira)

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Archaeological findings provide evidence for the occupation of this site since the end of the Roman period, around the 4th century, and still during the Islamic period. After the Christian reconquest, there was a cemetery carved on rock here, with its attached church, from which nothing survived. The present temple, built from the 16th to the 17th century, is dedicated to Our Lord Jesus of Good Death, and is the destination of an important local pilgrimage. Its oldest feature is the 16th century chancel, with its strong buttresses, its eight-faced vault and its mudéjar taste, characteristic to King Manuel I period.

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