Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Paz - Vila Franca Do Campo - Acores, Portugal
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N 37° 43.680 W 025° 25.888
26S E 638224 N 4176794
Quick Description: Catholic Church and staircase decorated with tiles
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/3/2020 11:11:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM132QW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
The Nossa Senhora da Paz Sanctuary,( Our Lady of Peace Chapel) towering above the Vila Franca do Campo village, once the capital of São Miguel Island, is a lovely temple of the Azores Archipelago.
The present temple dates from the 18th century and would have been built over a previous one, probably dated from the 16th century, built with an effort of the population that wanted to honour the Virgin, as in this place a shepherd once found an image of her.
During the disturbed times of the pirate attacks of the coast, the populations had a great faith in the power of this sacred temple, as it was said that it provided protection to all the believers.
The stairs are decorated with pictures of Jesus' life. The pictures are painted on tiles in blue and white colors.
Architect:Alberto Albergaria da Silva Pacheco

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Code Number at the IPA Databse: PT072106030003

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