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“Beautiful church”

Igreja Matriz da Paroquia de Santa Maria Maior
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Barcelos
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 27 December 2017

A remodeled old beautiful church in the middle of the city of Barcelos, with a museum close and the Pacos do Conselho. Very much worth seeing.

Thank Fernando R
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This not that small church, with clear transitions elements into gothic style, is a mini-masterpiece and would unfortunately be missed by most tourists, who only focus on Braga and Guimarães!
If you happen to be in the area, please give it a go.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you like old churches, this one is a must-see, not as real destination but if you are ever in Barcelos, then take the time to visit.

Located across the ruins of Paco dos Condes, the church interior is beautiful. I spent a lot of time inspecting the old blue tilework, the gold gilted altars interspersed with real old wood. The church also has nice circular stained glass windows, which make a good subject for photography.

Thank KathleenR_28
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Situated along the Cavado River across from the medieval bridge (Ponte Medieval de Barcelos) in an elevated position, Igreja Matriz occupies some of the best real estate in town. The church itself is an imposing, yet refined medieval stone structure. The multi-tiered entranceway leads into a breathtaking interior. Huge arches support a massive wood beam ceiling and the walls (and arches) are adorned with incredible blue and white tiles depicting religious and historical scenes.

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you are visiting the weekmarkt in Barcelos you have to visit this church, not only because the very nice blue tiles on the wales, but the whole interiour is great

1  Thank Paul d
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