Church of Santa Maria de Lagos

Church of Santa Maria de Lagos

Church of Santa Maria de Lagos
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This simple church (originally started in 1498) is dedicated to Virgin Mary - and you will see a couple of very dramatic pictures of her, grieving, and her even more famous son, after his unfortunate death.
Written 31 December 2022
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
If you go to Lagos you have to visit this church, I think the most important in the city
It is a typical Portuguese church, located in a wide and beautiful square, it is old but was partially restored after a fire
It is worth noting the strange mural behind the altar, where a battle between orange and purple angels is depicted.
It is not a grandiose church but it is worth it to see its tiles
In the sacristy there is a collection of images from the 18th century, one of which highlights the image of the Menino Jesus Rei, dressed in period costumes.
Just south of the church there is a restored stretch of the Lagos city walls, it is worth following the walk through the city from there
Written 11 January 2022
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robnh61
Stockport, UK1,809 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
We spent the afternoon meandering around the old streets of Lagos and found this lovely little church
Written 6 October 2020
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Janet C
Stockport, UK2,127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Came to Lagos and spent the afternoon wandering around the old streets. Found this lovely little church on our travels
Written 11 September 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal22,319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The building works of the church started into the year 1498, this in annex to the old Hospital of the Misericórdia. The stonework frame on the side door was installed in the early 16th century, and the church underwent expansion works into the year 1556 and repairs into the year 1657. The portal will probably have been part of the first building, while the window frames and the upper niche may have been placed at that time, or added later. Although it was also damaged by the earthquake in the year 1755, it became the mother church of Lagos because the Church of Santa Maria da Graça was totally destroyed. It was rebuilt after the earthquake, and the bell towers were probably built at that time. The Church of Santa Maria was later ruined by fire, having been rebuilt in the late 19th century.
Written 22 February 2020
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,750 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
but nothing outstanding. No features stand out and the ceiling was decorated but not particularly beautiful. However it is a quiet place for contemplation.
Written 19 February 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Small and simple church. Free entry and a very central location. If you’re in town it’s worth checking out
Written 14 January 2020
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
There was a Sunday mass when I visited the church hence I did not go around to check the whole church. It is very nice and simple though. I liked it!
Written 23 December 2019
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RELCC27
Cardiff, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Really pretty church with a welcoming congregation. Busiest Sunday mass I have ever seen, choir were lovely.
Written 19 September 2019
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john t
Derby, UK561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Parish Church of Lagos has been a place of worship since 1498 and is situated on the open area at the top of the Praca do Infante, with its many fountains and with the statue of Infante Dom Henrique nearby.

The understated interior is extremely plain and simple, when compared with other Lagos Churches, a single nave, raised choir and three side chapels, but a wonderfully peaceful place for quite contemplation, with virtually everything visible having been rebuilt in the 19th century, following major damage in the Great Earthquake of 1755.

The most imposing and stricking aspect of the interior is the figure of Jesus apparently suspended in space at the rear of the altar with illumination from the space at the rear. A statue of St Goncalo, a 15th century Augustinian preacher and considered to be the patron saint of local fishermen is also on display.
Written 30 August 2019
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