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Igreja Matriz de Moncarapacho (Moncarapacho Main Church)

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Igreja Matriz de Moncarapacho (Moncarapacho Main Church)


A few kilometres from Olhão stands Main Church of de Moncarapacho. Built at the end of the 15th century, it has a Gothic side door with a pointed arch and capitals decorated with plant motifs and human figures.

The chapel Capela do Calvário (Calvary) is also medieval, and has a ribbed vault.

 The church was renovated in the 16th century, and it was provided with a doorway in the Renaissance style with fabulous representations of demonic figures, twinned heads and cherubs.

Inside, the three naves are divided into five bays defined by semi-circular arches which are supported on columns in the Doric style; the chancel has a triumphal arch in front of it in the Renaissance style.

Among the church’s works of art, the Mannerist altarpiece in the Capela das Almas (Chapel of Souls) deserves special mention, along with that in the capela Chapel of Santo António (St Anthony) in the Rococo style, and the collection of statues from the 17th and 18th centuries, especially the statue of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Carmel).


  • Olhão

  • Moncarapacho

  • 289 792 084 (Moncarapacho Parish)


  • Cultural Heritage

  • Churches and Convents

  • Open only to Worship

  • Wednesday and Friday at 9.30 am, Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 10 am (Masses)

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