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Ermida de Santo Cristo de Moncarapacho (Chapel of Santo Cristo)

Churches and Convents

Ermida de Santo Cristo de Moncarapacho (Chapel of Santo Cristo)

Olhão

This is a small chapel built in the 17th century during the period of rule by the Philippine Dynasty.

In the chancel, there is an interesting Mannerist altarpiece with three paintings depicting the Passion of Christ.

The highlights are the two 18th century statues – one representing Santa Catarina (St Catherine), another São Francisco (St Francis).

There is also a notable collection of 17th century polychrome tiles covering the walls of the chapel.

The Moncarapacho Parish Museum operates in an annex where there is a collection of religious statues from the 16th to 18th centuries, among which five ivory statues and a Neapolitan nativity scene merit special attention.

Contacts

  • Olhão

  • Moncarapacho

  • 289 792 084 (Moncarapacho Parish)

Characteristics

  • Cultural Heritage

  • Churches and Convents, Museums

  • Open to the public

  • Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 to 4 pm (information taken from the museum’s website)

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