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Open Air Chapel, Arouca, near Porto, Portugal
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At the far end of a steep-sided valley between wooded heights, some houses surround the monastery of Arouca. Founded in 716, but rebuilt in the 18C following a fire, it forms a Baroque ensemble with a very spare appearance.

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  • Monastery Church

    N224 P - 4540 Arouca

    The nave of this church has many gilded Baroque altars and several statues carved out of Ança stone, designed by Jacinto Vieira. In the second chapel to the right, there is an 18C tomb in chased silver, ebony and crystal, which contains the mummified..

  • Museum of Arte Sacra

    Largo de Santa Mafalda P - 4540 Arouca

    Situated on the first floor of a cloister, this museum has some early paintings by Portuguese Primitives (end of 15 - start of 16C) from the Viseu school, canvases (of the Ascension) by Diogo Teixeira (17C) and a 15C statue of St Peter.

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  • Hotel Sao Pedro

    Av. Reinaldo Noronha, nº 24 P - 4540-105 Arouca

    Hotel S. Pedro is a modern hotel in the centre of Arouca, offering contemporary rooms and suites and a rooftop bar with views of the surrounding hills. The rooms at Hotel S. Pedro are tastefully furnished and equipped with air conditioning, satellit..

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