Igreja dos Grilos, Porto

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  • Paço Episcopal and Museu de Arte Sacra arrived here from Porto Cathedral. Or put in a lot of cars were parked in front of the Church, so I thought, but unfortunately not allowed in. It was kinda hard to see places.
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  • Very well located, and most and probably also didn't find its way here. From here, one has a beautiful view over the city. The Church is not always open.
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  • For lovers of sacred art. In the Church of San Lorenzo. He is called also of crickets, by the black garb of the Barefoot Augustinians. It houses a Museum of sacred art. Small and collected, we were alone to visit mostly anonymous pieces, stone sculptures that carry centuries exposed. A room is dedicated to Irene Vilar, sculptor (1930-2008). Gallery of the confessions, so called by the Jesuits, is elongated and displays works on both sides. Different canvases as the Armanda Passos that adds color and shapes to this kind of art.
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  • Igreja dos Grilos (literally: Church of Crickets) is a church built in 1577 by the Jesuits, funded by donations from the faithful, as well as Frei Luís Álvaro de Távora, who is buried here. Designed in the Mannerism-Baroque style it is one of the few places in Portugal where you can still find the coat-of-arms of the Távora family; look for it well above the church's frontispiece, near the cross. Context: in 1758, the powerful and influential Távora family was accused of attempted murder of King Joseph I of Portugal. The accusation was politically driven and the Távoras denied all charges but were eventually sentenced to death. After the public execution of the entire Távora family and its closest relatives in 1759, their estates were confiscated by the crown, their palace in Lisbon destroyed and its soil salted, their name erased from the peerage. The Távora coat-of-arms was extinguished and chiselled from all buildings. Not this one though. Any thoughts why? :)
  • In the small courtyard of the Old Town stands the magnificent church.
  • Unique style church in the middle of old neighbour. Not very far from city confusion, still very calm and of the tourist path.
  • Beautiful design
  • Nice

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