Igreja da Misericórdia

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Igreja da Misericórdia information

Location
Porto , Portugal
Address
Rua das Flores 5
Opening hours
8am-noon & 2-5.30pm Tue-Fri, 8.30am-12.30pm Sat & Sun
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Discreetly hidden behind a wrought-iron grille, you’ll find the rococo facade of this 16th-century church designed by the Italian baroque architect Nicolau Nasoni. The interior is adorned with beautiful blue and white azulejos (hand-painted tiles). Closed at the time of research for renovation, the church museum boasts a superb Renaissance painting, Fons Vitae (Fountain of Life).

The painting depicts Dom Manuel I and his family around a fountain of blood from the crucified Christ.