Igreja de São Pedro - Obidos

Igreja de São Pedro
© Berthold Werner / CC BY-SA 3.0
Obidos Church interior
© Berthold Werner / CC BY-SA 3.0

Obidos Parish Church

This church is dedicated to Saint Peter (São Pedro) and replaces an earlier one that was all but destroyed by the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Taking a relatively simple outer form, the short bell tower to one side of the main entrance is believed to come from the original structure alongside its internal spiral staircase.

Saint Peter's contains the grave of the artist Josefa de Óbidos. More on her life and works can be discovered in the town's Municipal Museum. However, the impressive altarpiece is the work of another artist, one João da Costa, which shows Saint Peter receiving the keys of heaven from Christ.

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