In addition to the beautiful Castle rental operator Tagus (**), here there is another significant work of art that enhances the tourism Nisa. We speak of Calvary Chapel, which is classified as a Public Interest and has therein an original work of art in Portugal.
Overlooking the Alder Tagus with its remarkable castle (**) (locality from 1332 belonging to the Order of the Hospital) a Chapel Calvary has a distinct location on the deployment, thus complying with the premises of its invocation.
The temple that exists today is not the original, because there is news of another, collapsed in the early eighteenth century, to give rise to the existing. This was built in the third quartel eighteenth century. Having the chart of the entrance door to the reference date and the patron: This church sent to Pedro Vaz Boiler. Year 1740.
The Mannerist-Baroque architecture of Calvary Chapel
Single nave, a Calvary Chapel of Amieira has a flatness and dimensions, anomalous for these temples.
In its baroque and classical style, and due to its partial clearance, does still remember the monuments of strong Italianate Mannerist matrix.
"The main facade is flanked by pilasters topped by spiers, At the center, opens the portal, but straight frame topped by a triangular pediment, resting on corbels and flanked by urns. The chart has the inscription quoted above. The facade still shows two elegant bay windows.
Nas fachadas laterais, highlights the set of glasses that directly illuminate the nature "1.
The entire set radiates a serene harmony well integrated in the landscape.
Is this the only baroque altarpiece of granite in Portugal?
But what makes the chapel of Calvary can be part of Portugal Remarkable, it is, not only ship inside, that magnificent altarpiece of granite carved to imitate wood, that does not lack the usual columns vigorously worked, in number three with a backdrop, the sky with padded stone irregularly to imitate clouds. Closed shell the only Baroque altarpiece stone in Portugal. The framework serves as the scenic backdrop to a beautiful Christ crucified on wooden, existing at the time of construction of the chapel, with Mary and Mary Magdalene, size smaller and executed by another author, the enlevar Look for the being that suffers and dies.
Our thanks to the Lord who was our tour guide Carlos.
This photo is Beautiful Sunday
Biographical-Note(1) Heritage Inventory-rated IPPAR, volume II, 1993