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Igreja de São Salvador
São Salvador
Portugal Roman
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Travanca - São Salvador

Travanca - São Salvador
São Salvador is a parish church today. Erected in the 13th century it was the church of the adjoining Benedictine monastery, founded mid 11th century.

The church dates back to the late 12th/ early 13th century. Graf, Mattoso, and Real, authors of "Portugal Roman", connect the founding of the monastery to the descendents of Munio Viegas o Gasco, a fighter against the Saracens. They claim, that where the church is now, once was a mosque. The convent existed upto 1834 - and the buildings now serve different institutions.

Unfortunately the church was under reconstruction, when I visited, so that I could only glimpse the interior. Here is the slightly pointed side portal.


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