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The imposing Igreja da Sé was originally built in 1537...
This is a large structure containing the 16th-century Igreja NS das Neves and two later chapels, with rich baroque detailing and lovely azulejos (Portuguese ceramic tiles).
The huge Mosteiro de São Bento, originally built in 1582, has some exceptional woodcarving in its church. Sunday morning Mass (10am) is celebrated complete with Gregorian chants.
This church was built by an African brotherhood in the 17th century. Frescoes painted by slaves were revealed here during a recent restoration.
Igreja da Misericórdia was closed indefinitely for an ongoing restoration during our visit in 2015.
Head down Rua Saldanha Marinho to look at the restored 1613 Igreja NS do Amparo.
Praça do Carmo is overlooked by the recently restored Igreja NS do Carmo (1580).
This colonial church was closed in 2015 due to risk of collapse.
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