Santuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra

Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra
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Santuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra
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Santuario interior
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Rising magnificently from a site outside of the ancient town walls of Óbidos, the Santuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra came into being around 1750 as a memorial to King João V. What makes this structure particularly noteworthy is its hexagonal floorplan, which was the brainchild of baroque architect Capitán Rodrigo Franco. 

However, legend also has it that the church was constructed to honour the otherworldly powers of a stone crucifix that had stood on the site since the second century AD and can now be found in pride of place behind the altar. 

While still considered unfinished by aficionados of the period, this chapel nonetheless has an impressive decoration which includes grand statues of the major saints carved from local marble.

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