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Capela da Varziela - Monumento Nacional

Cantanhede

Presentation
It is believed that D. Jorge de Meneses, fourth Lord of Cantanhede, had the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia built around 1530, to house his tomb, in the Quinta da Varziela, a location which is today the village of Varziela.

Specific characteristics

The Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Misericordia, considered National Monument since 16th June 1910, has the following inscription:
AQVI IAZ DOM JORGE DE MENESES
SENOR DA VILLA DE CANTANHEDE
FALECEO EM SVA VILLA DE TANQVOS
O PRIMEIRO DIA DE MARÇO DE 1532

Preservation State

Restored in 1840, this is a modest chapel, but containing a rich decoration with carved doors and arches.

Notes

In the chancel you can admire the precious altarpiece of the Senhora da Misericórdia, made of Pedra de Ançã, and considered to be one of the most beautiful of its kind in the central region of the country, a charming piece of pure renaissance.
Accredited to João de Ruão, the altarpiece represents the Senhora da Misericórdia, whose mantle, which is held by two angels, shelters the representatives of the high clergy and the nobility.
Contacts
Capela da Varziela - Monumento Nacional
Rua Dr. Santos Silva
Varziela
Telefone: 231420798

Coordinates: N: 40º22'7, W: 8º37'24
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From 10 am to 12.30 and from 1 pm to 6 pm
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