Igreja do antigo Convento das Freiras de Sao Domingos, Elvas

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  • I really enjoyed meeting the convent of the Dominican Nuns, founded in 1528, the works of the Church began in 1543 and only finished in 1557, at the site of an old Templar Church of the 13th century. This church has a very rare Octagonal plant, and a tile painting decoration and gilt. But only visited can verify your beauty.
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  • Very pretty Church which does not meet the classic form to the cross because of its origin: it was a mosque before the place is taken by the Christians. A must see.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. At least inside and she is small. The outside, overlooking the ' Picota/pillory ' is unobtrusive. Also the facade, encapsulated between other houses does not attract attention, so that one so would go over. But inside. An almost circular space, more correctly eight sided, in which slim cylindrical pillars a dome-shaped roof. The marble columns and domed ceiling are painted with stylized motifs. The walls of this room are fully occupied with azulejos. Not the traditional blue and white that scenes depicting. Veelkleuriger here, with one stylized motif is repeated frequently. Originally built for the convent of Dominican Sisters between 1543 and 1557 on the site of a church of the order of the Knights Templar. In 1888, the monastery was demolished. Only this small temple was retained. One can still climb the tower. Beautiful views of the nearby Cathedral and the city await you.
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