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Monuments in Alcochete
Praça da República
Located in the centre of the small town of Samouco, its interior is composed of one sole nave. The façade has a simple entrance, topped by a larg window with gratings, followed by a clock. Its main lines are of the 18th century, finished in the reign of Dona Maria I.
With a rural type of architecture, the current hermitage was a part of the old palace that belonged to the family of Tristão da Cunha, the navigator who discovered one of the islands in the Atlantic Ocean that got his name, whose residence was located nearby.
Largo de São João
The origin of this church may be linked to an old arabic mosque, later transformed by Dom Manuel II in the gothic-manuelin style. A special note to the rose window, the manuelin tower, the hipanic-arabic tiles and the golden carvings in the chancel, of the 18th century.
Rua da Sociedade
2890, São Francisco
A portico structure with three arches, ornamented with a set of tem tile panels of the 18th century, located atop the arches. In 1836, the convent of Saint Francis was bought and demolished. Only the entrance portico remains.
Rua do Norte
A church with only one nave covered by a wood ceiling, ornament by an 18th century painting that represents the patron saint. The nave of the high altar is covred by tile panels of the 1700s.