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Alameda do Mosteiro
O mosteiro primitivo, denominado Mosteiro de São Salvador de Grijó, foi fundado em 922 no lugar de Muraceses. Foi apenas no ano de 1112 que foi transferido para a localização atual. Em 1770 o convento foi extinto, passando os seus bens para o Convento de Mafra. De salientar a talha dourada e os azulejos do séc. XVIII na capela-mor, bem como o órgão de tubos, com origem no final do séc. XVIII e início do séc. XIX. Destaca-se ainda o túmulo de D. Rodrigo Sanches, classificado como Monumento Nacional.
Alameda do Senhor da Pedra
Esta capela setecentista de planta hexagonal destaca-se por se localizar mesmo no areal da praia de Miramar. Foi construída em 1686 sobre um rochedo e é considerada um local de culto e peregrinação, nomeadamente através da Romaria do Domingo da Santíssima Trindade, uma das maiores e mais carismáticas do concelho.
Largo de Aviz
4430-329, Vila Nova de Gaia
Built on a scarp above the Douro River (Pilar Sierra, also known as Quebrantões Sierra) and having the city of Oporto in the background, the monument is a former convent of the Santo Agostinho observing prebendary, founded in 1537. This work suffered significant transformations that modified the initial project. The inside lodges carving works and sculptures from the 18th century.
Largo de Aljubarrota, 13
4400-012, Vila Nova de Gaia
Foi fundado em 1345 por uma fidalga de Gaia, Maria Mendes Patite, que o entregou à Ordem de S. Domingos. No século XVII, com as cheias no rio Douro, o Mosteiro sofreu profundas alterações e acabou por ser extinto em 1834, levando à edificação, na segunda metade do séc. XVII, de um novo templo. Com uma arquitetura singular, destaca-se no interior o Coro Alto, com um imponente teto decorado com pinturas a óleo. A sua recuperação revelou um grande número de peças de arte sacra, como uma escultura de Cristo crucificado datado do século XIV, e um espaço que recebe …
Fortress that dates back to the 16th Century but which has suffered a number of alterations throughout the ages. This fortress maintains a strong defensive wall with battlements and a tower, it also conserves a corridor that continues underneath the old tower's vaulted ceiling. In 1960 the fortess was restored but the restoration process took away some of the character of the place and replaced it with a false authenticity. In the beginning of the 20th century a wind rose thought to be contemporary to Dom Henrique was discovered, it was etched onto the pavement stone slabs. In the Sagres …
Monte Senhora da Graça
Copy of European 18th-century military architecture, built by Don José at the spot where once existed a blockhouse. This strong bastions is situated in an impressive Rocky Mount. Fort of great aesthetic beauty is formed by large spaces, games of lines and volumes which gives it power and military effectiveness. Highlights-the residence of the Governor, an unusual building in the architectural context of the Fort. It is also referred to as fortress of Lippe, name of the author of the proposed construction. Inside you will find a chapel in honor of our Lady of grace.
Passeio Marítimo de Oeiras
This fortress, built in a strategic point that allowed a dominance of the inlet's entrance, was one one of the most important Portuguese war fortresses. Inspired by the 1500s Italian model, it is one of the better preserved fortresses. A special note to it terraces, domed casemates and the cistern.
Largo do Museu de Artilharia
With ceilings painted by Portuguese artists from the XIX century, this museum exhibits, essentially, arms collections, such as a collection of old cannons. It also has archaeology, photography, dresses and history collections. Its permanent exhibition is dedicated to the Portuguese military history, since the XV century until nowadays.
This work, a symbol of the Portuguese expansion, is the city ex-libris. The exterior is decorated with shaped stones and the gothic salon is an austere space that was once a storage room and a prison. The private dependencies are worthy of notice for its renaissance arcade and the panoramic view.
2260, Vila Nova da Barquinha
Located on a rocky Islet in the river Tagus, a Templar Castle warrant lift by Gualdim Pais, in the 12th century. Previously, it is believed to have existed a castro lusitano, improved by the Romans. The walls are flanked by ten towers that surround the keep and which gave the set an important defensive capabilities. Inside, there are several monumental doors that make communication between the different parts of the Castle. The access is made by river in a small boat crossing, lasting about five minutes.