Raposeira and surroundings

Image gallery of Raposeira in the municipality (concelho) of Vila do Bispo. The place where Prince Henry The Navigator is supposed to have lived. Many houses with original doors dating from the 15. and 16. century. Parish church with small museum of sacral art.


Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The chapel is one of the rare examples of medieval architecture, because it was one of the few building of this time that survived the catastrophic earth quake of 1755.

 

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Menhir de Aspadrantes near Raposeira

Menhir de Aspadrantes near Raposeira

Area of menhirs between Raposeira and the beache Praia da Ingrina: Menhir Padrão with an altitude of more than 2 meters

 

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Parish church of Raposeira

Parish church of Raposeira

The church, dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, has been erected in the 16th. century.


Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The cult of the Virgin of Guadelupe spread after 1340 from Spain into Portugal - it is linked not only to navigatora and mariners, but also to the ransoming of captives. Raposeira (pouso means) is a place visited frequently by Henry the Navigator, who may

 

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Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The chapel is built in the local sandstone, contributing to the unusual colour of the structural elements, partly the capitals.

 

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Museum near the Ermitage Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Museum near the Ermitage Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Museum near the chapel with exhibits from the time of Henry the Navigator. The banner in front of the museum says: "After the passage of (Cape) Bojador, the world has no longer been the same" , reflecting the first surrounding of this point of the African western coast by Gil Eanes in 1434, that started the Age of the Portugese Discoveries.

 

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