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Igreja de São Julião

São Julião de Montenegro - Vila-Real

This church whose origin dates back to the 13th Century, is composed of a single nave and main chancel that are both rectangular.  The main chancel is covered by wood barrel vaulting.
The main facade is from the 19th Century and it has a rectangular doorway, an oval shaped opening and bell tower.  The south façade, where the sacristy is located, exhibits modillions that give evidence of the existence of an arcade.  The Romanesque doorway is formed by two archivolts resting on impost blocks.  The rear façade exhibits corbels supporting the cornice decorated with balls and bows in the nave and the East end.
In the interior there are remains of mural paintings in the main chancel and in the nave.  There are representations of saints and other decorative motifs on the triumphal arch.  The main altarpiece is Baroque and exhibits three lines marked by Solomonic columns.  The Eucharistic throne and the tabernacle are found in the central vaulted niche.  In the main chancel there are three images over cantilevers.  There are two Baroque altarpieces facing one another in the nave.

São Julião de Montenegro


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