04/11/2008

#309 - São Domingos Church



São Domingos Church

"Situated right in the centre of the lovely town of Lisboa, next to Rossio Square, the São Domingos Church dates from the 13th century, being famous for having as a relic part of the handkerchief that the shepherd child Lúcia used and part of the chaplet that the shepherd child Jacinta were using when the ‘Fátima’s miracle’ happened, on the 13th of May 1917.

The Church’s construction started back in 1241 and since then the original project suffered several alterations.
Its architectonic style is, therefore, a mixture of the different construction and conservation periods and influences, among them the alteration of the main chapel in 1748 and later the reconstruction works after a big fire in 1954.

This Church served as a model for the Churches built after the big earthquake of 1755, specially ofr its grandiosity and by the Architect Ludovice influence." [*]


7 comments:

BeanTownBoy said...

The Church’s construction started back in 1241 ...

Amazing!! Beautiful Church and fabtastic photo!!

The oldest thing in my neighborhood is probably 6 or 7 years old, lol.

Webradio said...

Jolie église... Les portugais sont très pratiquants, il me semble...

Helena de Tróia said...

ola! imprescindível este blogue para matar saudades quando se está longe...obrigada!

JM said...

Pois é! Podia ter feito uma adivinha e nem me lembrei... :-)
Lisboa é inesgotável! Ainda bem que lhe dá tão boa cobertura!

Small City Scenes said...

Great! Love the ancient churches. May I copy this church and your info and put it on my Holy Houses blog? MB

Jackie said...

It's lovely - it looks very "colonial" in style to me somehow.

vero said...

Very nice church...