Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Nazare

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré is an imposing church located on the hilltop O Sitio overlooking Nazaré, Portugal.According to the Legend of Nazaré the sheriff (alcaide) of Porto de Mós, Dom Fuas Roupinho, maybe a templar, was chasing on horseback a deer up a hilltop on a misty September morning in 1182 (later it was said that it was the devil, in the disguise of a deer). When the deer jumped over the edge of the hilltop into the void, his fiery horse was about to follow. Then the knight invoked the intervention of the Madonna, who made the horse turn away through a supernatural effort and saved the life of the knight. Subsequently, a chapel A Ermida da Memoria, was built very near this spot, over a grotto where stood a small statue of a Black Madonna, brought from Nazareth. Near the chapel one can see the imprint of the horseshoe in the rock.The church, founded in the 14th century, was rebuilt in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Semicircular steps lead to a Baroque portal under two square bell towers. The façade has gallery-like extensions.The profusely decorated gilded apse shows the small statue of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré in a lit niche above the main altar, flanked by twisted columns. Above the crossing of the single nave with the transept is a cupola and a lantern. They are all vaulted by a gilt coffer ceiling.
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  • In this church is our Lady. of Nazareth; At the entrance on the left has a frame with a horse where tell the legend of our Lady of Nazareth. This church stands on the Site of Nazareth which is the upper part of the beach. Has a stunning view.
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  • Nazareth is a city by the sea, famous for surfing competitions, in the area of the lighthouse. Giant waves of more than 30 m have been recorded at the site and so it is a very frequented by practitioners of the sport. The city is simple, with large areas and the Church is very pretty. The people are nice and offer products such as ponchos and wool caps and other souvenir items.
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  • Beautiful church, well accessible by an elevator that goes up and down every half an hour. Nice square, with a vantage point and other points of interest. Definitely a must in your visit to Nazare.
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  • Simple and yet unique... В простоте есть своя прелесть....
  • Awesome views and arxhitecturw
  • Linda igreija
  • A igreja é linda e com um história muito interessante, se estiver na sua rota , de uma parada para visitar.
  • O santuário fica em um pequeno centro histórico sobre uma falésia. O local é espetacular.
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