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Igreja de Santa Leocádia

Santa Leocádia - Vila-Real

The church is composed of a nave and a rectangular main chancel which is the same height but a bit narrower than the nave.  The main doorway is found on the western façade devoid of ornamentation.  Above the doorway, there is a rectangular window.  The façade is completed by a bell cote with two openings in the form of a semicircular arch.  The northern façade contains an arrow loop and two blind doorways, one of them with pointed arches and plain tympanum.  The rear facade exhibits a Romanesque arrow loop composed of two decorated archivolts.  The main chancel is finished off by a cross with pinnacles on the ends.

In the interior, there is a collection of mural paintings from the 16th Century located in the main chapel and on the triumphal arch depicting scenes of the infant Jesus.  The main altarpiece is Baroque with three rows separated by Solomonic columns decorated with grapevines and angels.  On the lower area, the tabernacle is crowned by the Eucharistic throne.  There are three altarpieces in the nave. Two are identical and confronted from the Baroque period.  They are located next to the polychrome wood choir.

Santa Leocádia


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