Museo De Arte Sacra De Arouca, Arouca

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  • August 17, 2017
    The entrance is cheap the tour is not very rich but the building is worth. At least visit the Church with all its gilded carvings (admission free). This convent housed only girls of the nobility and to enter had to give extremely valuable pieces to the convent. The Conventual sweets sold in front (chestnuts and alheirinhas are very expensive but they look appetizing)
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum is located inside the convent. The Church has an organ and a beautiful chorus. In addition, you can see the tomb of Queen Santa Mafalda.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is one of the surprises that we have when we visited Arouca. This convent. X, started by belonging to the order of the Benedictines, and was mixed at first. In the year 1210 the monastery of Arouca was legacy to d. Mafalda, by your father, King Sancho I of Portugal. D. Mafalda entered the convent after the Pope have your marriage annulled as King of Castile by the fact that they are cousins. Later the rule adopted was that of the Cistercian order, which remained until the end of the 19th century. XIX, when the convent was definitely closed, following the extinction of the religious orders in Portugal. In the 15th and 16th centuries were carried out works of reconstruction and expansion of the monastery. To your current configuration was as we see after reconstruction works made in the 17th and 18th centuries. On the tour there are several aspects that enhance, in particular the size of the cells of the nuns, too big for what was usual, your number (which was about three times higher than the number of nuns by the fact that each have two wards, which is explained by the fact that the nuns were from the wealthy classes of the time), the kitchen with your ground fire fireplace with an imposing fireplace In addition to having running water then in the kitchen and it was reused in the garden watering (current concept of reuse of effluents), the choir stalls and the spoils of the Museum. Definitely a visit not to be missed.
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  • There is a commum way to see religion but with the rich sisters living like this, WHY?
  • Beautiful monastery, a must see if you visit Arouca. Lots of religious artifacts, take the full tour of the museum.
  • A beautiful building inside and out. Make sure you get a tour of the old monastery - not just the church. Seeing the museum dedicated to the nuns and hearing about their vows of silence is fascinating.
  • An excellent visit. Don't miss in front of the convent of Conventual sweets bakery. A delight.
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  • Guided tour for students of professional courses. Very good
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