Igreja Matriz de São Salvador

It was here that on the age of 11 or 12, with three of his brothers, Vasco da Gama received the tonsure and became a member from Santiago Order. On the 18th century the medieval church, already too small for the quantity of prayers that wanted to attend the mess, had to be remodelled receiving its present aspect typical from the Joanine baroque.

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Largo Muro da Praia
7520,Sines

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Monuments near Igreja Matriz de São Salvador

Capela da Misericórdia de Sines


An austere temple. It has a longitudinal plan, compoised of a nave and a narrower high altar with the sacristy on the left side.

Capela de Nossa Senhora das Salvas ou das Salas


A 16th century chapel that still has, in the main façade, a manuelin portal and stones with inscriptions. On both sides one can view the counterforts, ending i…

Castelo de Sines


A medieval castle that was restored several times along the years. Of the primitive castle still remain the walls with battlements and turrets, the donjon with…

Estátua de Dom Vasco da Gama


A statue that honours Vasco da Gama, the first man that travelled to India by sea. He connected Europe and Asia at the end of the 15th century and has an impor…

Igreja de Porto Covo


A church composed of a nave and a narrower high altar, with the sacristy on the right side.

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