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Capela das Malheiras side door by João Figueiredo


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Capela das Malheiras side door by 

This chapel is probably the best example of Baroque architecture in the whole city of Viana do Castelo. Unfortunately I couldn’t find much info about it, but because it was built by order of Dom António Malheiros Reimão (a portuguese bishop of the city of Rio de Janeiro, before Brasil got independent) we can date it from some when between 1694 and 1773.

The forefront was projected by an Italian architect called Nicolau Nasoni in an unknow year who spent most of his life in Portugal back in the days when Portugal was the richest and most powerful country in the world.

The name “Malheiras” comes from the family that used to own it. Here you can see another shot of the building.

Viana do Castelo – Portugal


Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
f3.5 opening / 1/80 sec exposure

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Self tought. I am still learning, I allways will be! Landscapes and nature were, are and allways will be my favourite thing to shoot. Other motifs? Yeah, they will come as well…

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  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Cheers John!! You’re such a nice fellow, allways sating great things about my shots!! :) Much appreciated for the fave and for the comment!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    This is just gorgeous and I love the angle…………………..love the colour of the door Joao…………..it is very Irish…………………………Joyce

  • No, no, it’s very PORTUGUESE!!! ahahahahaha… that’s probably St. Patrick’s fever coming to you… ;) ahahah Thank you so much Joyce for such a nice comment and for the fave!! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    lindo portal:)

  • Muitissímo obrigado Tereza!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    Such a stunning image!

  • Thanks so much Maisie!! Very much appreciated for your visit and amazing comment! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • John Velocci
    John Veloccialmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – João Figueiredo

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

  • Uma vez mais, muito obrigado! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent find and capture Joao!

  • Thanks Arfan!! You are really kind with your faves and nice supporting words! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations. Your beautiful image has been featured in Christian Churches, Inside & Out 20-01-2014 – Doors

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