Sao Miguel Chapel
4810 GUIMARÃES , Guimaraes, Portugal
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Sao Miguel Chapel Guimaraes Reviews
Stunning, simple, solid Nov 28, 2010
The chapel is located just outside the castle of Sao Miguel, and is often dismissed as a little footnote by many tourists who prefer to walk on after seeing the castle. If you are visiting the castle though, this chapel is very worthy of a quick visit.
The chapel was allegedly the site where King Afonso Henriques was baptised. The chapel was definitely built to last, and is made with stunning simplicity. There are no statues or art pieces to marvel at. The floor is the site for some graves of some of Afonso's comrades, and these are honorifically marked with crosses and weaponry.
As it is very plain, you would not think that the chapel was once used for worship by the royal family. However, it has a strong connection to the Portuguese monarchs and for this reason alone, it is definitely worth a quick visit. Don't just walk past it when you visit the castle and palace!
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