Igreja da Misericórdia de Viana do Castelo
Church in Viana do Castelo
The Igreja da Misericórdia de Viana do Castelo have roots in the 16th century, when the Misericórdia brotherhood was established in 1520. Their growth led to the construction of the “Casa das Varandas” in the 1550s, a unique Renaissance and Mannerist civil architecture masterpiece designed by João Lopes, o Moço. This building showcases Italian and Flemish influences.
In 1716, renovation work was initiated on the church under the guidance of Manuel Pinto de Vilalobos, a military engineer in Viana. The interior of the church boasts ornate decoration, which reflects the prevailing style of the time. The Portuguese-style gilded carving of the altarpieces, crafted by Ambrósio Coelho, the glazed tile coatings by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes, and the frescoes on the ceiling by Manuel Gomes are all exceptional examples of Baroque art in Portugal.
The Igreja da Misericórdia de Viana do Castelo appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Viana do Castelo!
This website uses affiliate links which may earn a commission at no additional cost to you!
Visiting Igreja da Misericórdia de Viana do Castelo
- Praça da República (Viana do Castelo) (0.1) km
Square in Viana do Castelo
- Sé Catedral de Viana do Castelo (Igreja Matriz) (0.1) km
Cathedral in Viana do Castelo
- Casa dos Nichos (0.2) km
Historic Site and Museum in Viana do Castelo
- Funicular de Santa Luzia (0.4) km
Railway in Viana do Castelo
- Gil Eannes Ship (0.5) km
Museum in Viana do Castelo
- Museu de Artes Decorativas (0.5) km
Historic Building and Museum in Viana do Castelo
- Forte de Santiago da Barra (1.0) km
Castle in Viana do Castelo
- Santuário de Santa Luzia (1.0) km
Basilica in Viana do Castelo
- Citania de Santa Luzia (1.4) km
Historic Site in Viana do Castelo
- Castro de S. Lourenço (16.2) km
Historic Site in Esposende