Chapel of São Pedro de Balsemão

The 17C facade hides the sanctuary which is thought to be the oldest in Portugal: Visigothic in origin from the 7C, the small low space has evidence on its walls of the re-use of Roman material. Notice the sarcophagus of Afonso Pires, the Bishop of Porto who died in 1362. It is sculpted with low-reliefs and the recumbent figure is held up by two angels.

Useful information

Address : 

L.go do Desterro

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am‑12.30pm, 2pm‑6pm - closed Mon-Tue, 3rd weekends of every month, some Bank Hols

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