Mosteiro de Leça do Balio

The Monastery of Leça do Balio, that already existed in the 10th century, was profoundly altered during the 14th century according to plans by Estêvão Vasques Pimentel. During the 16th century it also underwent several interventions by Diogo Pires, o "Moço" (young lad). The monastery's church, restored in 1930, is one of the most important examples of gothic arquitecture in Portugal. The wedding of the kind Dom Fernando and Dona Leonor de Teles took place here and it was also the first headquarters of the Military Order of the Hospital. It is classed as a National Monument.


Lugar da Igreja


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Monuments near Mosteiro de Leça do Balio

Busto de António Nobre

A tribute monument to António Nobre, the famous Portuguese poet.

Capela de Santana

A baroque chapel built in the 18th century that underwent large works in the 20th century. The façade is covered by pattern tiles.

Capela de Santo António do Telheiro

A neoclassicist chapel, dating back to the 18th century, with a longitudinal plan and the interior decorated with neoclassicist retables. In 1956 the main faça…

Escultura de Zulmiro de Carvalho

Sculpture by Zulmiro de Carvalho, with about fifteen feet long, its immense fountains that night light, providing a nice visual spectacle.

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