Nª Srª da Penha de França - Ílhavo, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 40° 35.343 W 008° 41.031
29T E 526753 N 4493187
Quick Description: Mandada edificar em finais do séc. XVII pelo Bispo de Miranda, D. Manuel de Moura Manoel, a Capela da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França é um dos pontos de interesse da Quinta da Vista Alegre.
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 7:37:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMDT30
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
[PT]
"Mandada edificar em finais do séc. XVII pelo Bispo de Miranda, D. Manuel de Moura Manoel, a Capela da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França é um dos pontos de interesse da Quinta da Vista Alegre.

Edifício imponente e de bela arquitectura apresenta na fachada principal uma imagem em pedra ricamente trabalhada da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, Padroeira da Vista Alegre. No interior destacam-se os azulejos setecentistas, os retábulos em mármore e talha dourada e as abóbadas decoradas com belíssimos frescos. No vão da Capela-Mor, ergue-se o imponente Túmulo episcopal de D. Manuel de Moura Manoel, magnífico trabalho em pedra de Ançã, da autoria do artista Claude Laprade, e um dos maiores pontos de interesse desta capela.

A Capela da Vista Alegre foi adquirida em hasta pública a 26 de Outubro de 1816 por José Ferreira Pinto Basto e classificada Monumento Nacional no ano de 1910."

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[EN]
"Commissioned to be built at the end of the 17th century by the Bishop of Miranda, Dom Manuel de Moura Manoel, the chapel of Our Lady of Penha de França is one of the main points of interest in the Vista Alegre estate.
An impressive building of fine architecture, it features on its main façade a statue in finely carved stone of Our Lady of Penha de França, the patron saint of Vista Alegre. Of particular note in the interior are the 17th century tiles, the decorated marble panels, the gilded woodcarvings and the roof vaults decorated with beautiful frescos. In the bay of the sanctuary sits the imposing episcopal tomb of Dom Manuel de Moura Manoel, a magnificent work in Ança stone by the artist Claude Laprade, and one of the main points of interest of this chapel.
The Chapel of Vista Alegre was acquired in a public auction on 26 of October 1816 by José Ferreira Pinto Basto and was classified as a National Monument in the year 1910."

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Address of Tower:
Viata Alegre
Ilhavo, Aveiro Portugal


Number of bells in tower?: 4

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Unknown

Still Operational: Not Listed

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