Praça de São Tiago
Square in Guimarães
Praça de São Tiago or Praça de Santiago is a plaza or square in Guimarães, Portugal. Legend has it that the apostle S. Tiago brought an image of the Virgin Mary to Guimarães, which was then placed in a pagan temple located in a square that later became known as Praça de S. Tiago. Despite being referenced in various historical documents over the years, this square has maintained its medieval characteristics.
This area was also where the Franks who accompanied Count D. Henrique settled when they arrived in Portugal. A small 17th-century chapel with a porch dedicated to Santiago once stood nearby, but it was torn down at the end of the 19th century.
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