CHAPEL OF NOSSA SENHORA DA CONCEIÇÃO

Póvoa de Varzim
Description
Chapel integrated into a coastal fortress, which began to be built in 1701. It was blessed in 1743, by order and at the expense of the royal treasure.

Despite its small size, its unique nave has a stone vault designed to protect the space from possible artillery attacks and to prevent fires.

The baroque images placed there gathered, from the beginning, much devotion, namely, the Immaculate, Santa Barbara (protector of gunners and thunderstorms) and the Child Jesus with the Heart in his hand (in honor of which the Brotherhood of the Blessed).

Heart of Jesus, which in 1758 had more than 2,000 brothers but was extinguished when the order of the Jesuits, its founder, was expelled in 1761).

The interior features a modest Johannine Baroque altarpiece and brackets with images from the 20th century.


Location: Póvoa de Varzim
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