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College Church
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College Church

College Church

It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful religious monuments of the seventeenth century. The church of the convent, whose patron is St. John the Evangelist, is one of the temples that worth’s a visit.

Situated in the historic city centre, in São Pedro, this church is a work of the Jesuits and is among the richest heritage of the region. Inside, the seventeenth century gilded carving is considered one of the most valuable pieces of the seventeenth century Portuguese carvings. The tiles and paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are fascinating.

This temple was built in the seventeenth century and marks the transition from a European Mannerist style for the Portuguese Baroque, a stylistic combination that marked the Jesuit period of expansion, colonization and Christianization of the new indigenous territories.

The Church of São João Evangelista from the convent has a Latin cross plan, a single nave with a chancel well evidenced, lavishly decorated with gilded wood, rich altarpieces of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and as already noted, opulent blue and white tiles of the seventeenth century.

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