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Paço de Lanheses - Viana do Castelo - Portugal


The Parish Church of Caminha, also known as the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, is one of the most import religious buildings in northern Portugal.

Structurally following the three naves fortified-church Gothic model with a tower topped by battlements, this temple’s construction begun around 1488, and it depicts only a few Manueline style characteristics in the headboard and Mudéjar ceiling.

In contrast it evidences an innovative Renaissance language in the entrance and south gates, and in the Chapel of the Lord of Navigators’ triumphal arch, with influences of Spanish Plateresque.


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The Alto Minho

«...people from the Minho province are the best inhabitants of Portugal, both for their gentleness and friendliness, as well as for their jolliness; their dances and songs have already led a foreign author to compare them to the true shepherds of antiquity.»

in: Minho Pitoresco, 1887