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, 5100 Lamego

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

usually 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-6pm - closed except Mon, Tue morning, Bank Hols and 1st weekend of every month

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