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  • 1 São Tiago Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Largo do Brasil P - 6250 Belmonte

    This church, built prior to the castle and remodelled in the 16C, has some interesting Romanesque elements, including a baptismal font, frescoes on the altar and older frescoes on the right wall. Inside the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, built i..

  • 2 Roman tower of Centum Cellas Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    N18 P - 6250 Belmonte

    These majestic ruins were part of a large Roman villa from the 1C situated near the Merida way in Braga, which was connected with the Pewter industry. This square mass, made of blocks of pink granite with exposed joins, seems to encompass three level..

  • 3 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 6250 Belmonte

    All that remains of this castle, built in the 13 and 14C by King Dinis I, is the merlon-crested keep and half-demolished wall. These surviving sections were restored in 1940. Particularly noticeable is the right tower of the keep which bears 17C cons..

  • 4 Pantheon of the Cabral

    Religious buildings

    Largo do Brasil P - 6250 Belmonte

    Annexed to São Tiago church, this late 15C chapel accommodates the tombs of Pedro Alvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil, and his parents.

  • 5 Chapel of Santo António

    Religious buildings

    Largo do Brasil P - 6250 Belmonte

    Opposite the castle, this 15C chapel was the built on the wishes of the mother of Pedro Alvares Cabral.

  • 6 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    N345 P - 6250 Belmonte

    Built in 1940, this church contains the picture of Our-Lady-of-Hope which Pedro Alvares Cabral is believed to have taken with him on his official discovery voyage to Brazil. There, you can also see a replica of the cross which presided over the celeb..

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