Igreja da Sao Pedro (St. Peter Church), Sintra

Igreja da Sao Pedro (St. Peter Church), Sintra

Saint Peter's of Sintra got its start as one of Afonso Henriques' church building projects after the reconquest of Lisbon in 1147. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by Dom Alvaro de Castro. The church is a single vessel building. It has one nave. The interior walls are covered in blue azulejo tiles dating from the 18th century after the earthquake of 1755.

The tiles were made by the Lisbon Workshop. They show scenes in the life of Saint Peter. There is also a 15th century Gothic sculpture of the saint, and a 17th century ivory figure of Christ. Above the baroque doorway is the coat of Arms of the archbishop Dom Tomas de Almeida. The archbishop is credited with funding the interior decorations.

When you enter the nave of the church, pay attention to the walls covered with beautiful 18th century panels with scenes from the life of Saint Peter. There is also a stone statue of Saint Peter.

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Igreja da Sao Pedro (St. Peter Church) on Map

Sight Name: Igreja da Sao Pedro (St. Peter Church)
Sight Location: Sintra, Portugal (See walking tours in Sintra)
Sight Type: Religious
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