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Capela dos Coimbras description and photos - Portugal: Braga. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Capela dos Coimbras.
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Braga is the religious center of Portugal and has over 300 churches, not counting the chapels.
The Quimbrush Chapel with its Manueline-style crenellated tower is located in the church residence of the Quimbrush family and was built in 1528 under the direction of Archbishop Diogo de Susa by several craftsmen who worked on projects at that time in Braga. Like many other attractions in Braga, the chapel is located in the historic center of the city, near the church of Sao Joao do Souto. The building stands along the road, and the rear facade faces the Quimbrush Palace.
The chapel has a rectangular tower covered with ceiling tiles. There is a lion statue above the entrance. You can get into the chapel through the covered entrance, it is flanked by elegant baroque columns and at the top is the coat of arms of the Quimbrush family. Attention is drawn to the porch, which is made in the Romanesque style and has spherical wooden doors covered with carved curlicues, as well as semicircular windows and canopied cornices.
The ceiling has the shape of a ribbed vault, there are gilded rosettes on the ceiling, and the coat of arms of the Lancaster house is depicted inside. The altar is decorated with sculptures located inside niches on eaves with awnings. A semicircular arch with the coat of arms of the chapel founder protects the entrance to the main crypt. Inside, the walls are decorated with azulejo tiles, the panel displays the history of the creation of the world, Adam and Eve.
Since June 16, 1910, the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage has classified the chapel as a national monument.
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