Gárgulas da torre da Igreja São João Baptista, Tomar, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules
N 39° 36.224 W 008° 24.889
29S E 550238 N 4383940
Quick Description: Gargoyles on Igreja São João Baptista tower, Tomar, Santarém, Portugal
Location: Santarém, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 1:58:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5EV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Revbigjohn
Views: 5

Long Description:
Late Gothic temple constructed on D. Manuel 1's orders on top of the small chapel of the same name.
It was completed at the beginning of the 16th century.
The symbolism of D. Manuel (the Royal Coat of Arms, the Armillary Sphere and the Cross of Christ) are seen in the tower and again in the pulpit and the North and South portals.
On the outside is the tower with its three portals, the main one, the North and the South, reminiscent of an original temple.
The tower has at least six gargoyles.
Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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