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Sign: Porto - Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy)


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R. das Flores 5, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
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Porto
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Igreja da Misericórdia
A igreja foi edificada na segunda metade do séc.XVI, mas sofreu grandes alterações em meados doséc. XVIII. A frontaria foi então reconstruída segundo desenho de Nicolau Nasoni. Profusamentedecorada, denota já a influência do rocócó. Nointerior, salienta-se a capela-mor, ainda do primitivoedifício quinhentista. Pode também apreciar-se, nacristia, o revestimento a azulejo, do séc. XVII.

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The church was built in the second half of the XVIth century, having undergone several changes during the XVIIIth century. The frontispiece was then rebuilt according to the project of the famous architect, Nasoni, and reflects the Rococo influence. Of great interest is the main chapel, still from the original cinquecentist building.

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World Heritage Site - a site declared by UNESCO (World Heritage Committee) as a special site that has a contribution to human heritage.

The church is in the historic center of Porto which was declared a world heritage site in 1996

The church appears in the following photo taken by the same photographer on the same day Click for a larger image



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