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Vila do Bispo Main Church

Churches and Convents

Vila do Bispo Main Church

Vila do Bispo

The Main Church of Vila do Bispo dates back to the 16th century. However, the present building was the result of major remodelling work that was carried out at the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th centuries.

The body of the church consists of a single nave and the chancel has a triumphal arch in front.

The ornamentation on the inside of the church dates mostly from the first quarter of the 18th century, so that the church displays an almost perfect aesthetic unity, in which decorative elements in the Baroque style predominate.

From among the church’s altarpieces, the highlights are the one in the chancel and the one in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Carmel), both dating from the Joanine period.

Among the church’s art treasures, the one of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception) dating from the 16th century together with a 15th century incense boat and two paintings depicting São Pedro (St Peter) and São Paulo (St Paul) particularly deserve a mention.

One of the most interesting features of this church is the ceiling above the nave which consists of coffers decorated with rough nature scenes.

Also worth noting are the Baroque tiles which came from Lisbon and were used to line the church walls.


  • Vila do Bispo

  • Vila do Bispo

  • 926 323 023 (Parish of Vila do Bispo)


  • Cultural Heritage

  • Churches and Convents

  • Open to the public

  • Classified as a Building of Public Interest

  • Monday to Saturday, from 2 pm to 6 pm; open for worship, Sundays at 12 noon

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