Igreja do Salvador de Aveleda

The first documentary reference to this temple dates back to 1177 when Vela Rana, heir of Egas Moniz and Teresa Afonso, donates his assets in Lousada at the Savior's Monastery of Paço de Sousa. Subsequently, the patron saint of the Church is documented in 1218 and the Inquiries of 1258. Despite these references, the current building is of moth later, possessing elements of late-arriving from the late 13th century and 14TH century. Having undergone reforms in modern times, saves the ship and the western façade of Romanesque features, in testimony to the persistence of this current on Portuguese medieval architecture. To point out the existence of a piece of decorated in granite, denoting influence of Visigothic or Mozarabic architecture, which can correspond to an older building.


Lugar da Igreja


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Monuments near Igreja do Salvador de Aveleda

Aqueduto de Nevogilde

A simple aqueduct, approximately 100 metres long, over the Mesio river and an agricultural land. It is well preserved and is the only aqueduct in the entire Lo…

Capela do Senhor dos Aflitos

This baroque chapel is located in the centre of the village, atop the hill that has the same name.

Castro de São Domingos

A celtic village with several ruin areas along the São Domingos Hill. A special note to the ruins of the ancient balnearies.

Igreja de Santa Maria de Meinedo

The date of construction of this temple is estimated to have been in 1262, judging from the patent application at the entrance, although it may correspond to t…

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