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Igreja de Ns. Sra. da Natividade

Azinhoso - Bragança

The architecture of this romanesque church, because of it structure with portico in the three façades, should be understood in its function as sanctuary, since it was an important pilgrimage center in the medieval times. It has a single nave covered in wood with coffered ceiling and steel straps; rectangular chancel covered with barrel vault and cornice over decorated cantilevers on all facades except the main one.

The main facade, higher than the nave, is topped with a three vein belfry. In it, there is an access door with a slightly pointed arch and jambs with rounded edges. Attached to the church there is Casa de Misericordia - which worked as a museum - that has an entrance with rounded arch.

In the interior of the epistle, there is an arcosolium decorated with mural painting, next to which there is a lateral altarpiece from the 18th century where an image of Nuestra Señora de la Piedad is kept. In the chancel there is a main altarpiece in white and golden wood with tabernacle in the shape of gazebo and tribune with throne. In the north facade there is a representation of San Miguel weighing the souls.

On the other hand, on the side of the gospel there is a quadrangular pulpit with a carved stone base, as well as a neoclassical altar with a representation of the Souls in the Purgatory and an image of the Santo Cristo de la Piedad.



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