Igreja de Jesus

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Igreja de Jesus information

Location
Setúbal , Portugal
Address
Praça Miguel Bombarda
Opening hours
9am-1pm & 2-5.30pm Tue-Sun
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Setúbal’s architectural stunner is the sand-coloured Igreja de Jesus, one of the earliest examples of Manueline architecture, adorned with gargoyles and twirling turrets. Around the altar, 18th-century blue-and-white geometric azulejos contrast strikingly with the curling arches of the roof. Constructed in 1491, the church was designed by Diogo de Boitaca, better known for his later work on Belém’s fantastical Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.