Cruzeiro de São João

It is classified as a National Monument and occupies a prominent place in the square with the same name. It is a fine example of Manueline religious architecture, rich in details, having been built in the 16th century. Carved in granite, it rests on an octagonal base decorated with plant elements, while the shaft is spiraled with a ring, decorated with a rope and stylized plants. The cross has Jesus Christ crucified.


Largo de São João
6000-103,Castelo Branco


  • Easy external parking
  • Pillories & Stone crosses
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Monuments near Cruzeiro de São João

Edifício do Antigo Celeiro da Ordem de Cristo

Building with a simple plan, restored many times and showing no clear evidence of its construction period that probably agrees with the Christ Order. A cross a…

Agência do Banco de Portugal

Project with plan of the architect Salles Viana, the agency of the Banco de Portugal was opened in 1892. It is an example of undefined period of production tha…

Arco do Bispo / Antiga Porta do Plano

This round arch, in tunnel, is placed in the historic area of the city. T is an ancient part of the wall.

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Piedade

Due to the construction of this century, the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade is completely mischaracterized, not being known the date of the Foundation of t…

Capela de São Marcos

Built in 1565, it was rebuilt during the XIX century. In 1983, although it kept the original plan, it suffered profound remodelling works and is used as mortua…

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