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Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

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Church featuring impressive paintings of the Battle of Ourique.

According to the legend, the Church of Remedies (“Igreja dos Remédios”), also known as the church of the Saviours’ Wounds (“Igreja das Chagas do Salvador”), was built because of a vow King D. Afonso Henriques made after his victory over the five Moor kings. The church laid in ruins at the beginning of the 17th century before King Filipe the Second authorized its reconstruction in 1621. Its interior was inspired by the imagery of the Battle of Ourique, whose paintings represent the phases of battle created by the painter from the Algarve Diogo Magina between 1763 and 1767.

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Updated: January 24, 2020

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37.699349, -8.084355
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37°41'57.7"N 8°05'03.7"W
UTM
29S 580719 4172852
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386.7 km
26:00 h
3,101 m
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42:03 h
5,962 m
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5:28 h
622 m
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413 km
31:37 h
3,847 m
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