Misericórdia Church in Peniche


Misericórdia Church in Peniche

The Misericórdia Church in Peniche dates from the 17th century, although it suffered significant damage in the following century, caused by the 1755 Earthquake.

As a result of the earthquake, the church was subsequently requalified.

In the 19th century, it was the target of several conservation and restoration interventions in an attempt to safeguard the building and all the associated memory, this being a heritage of not only religious but also social importance for the surrounding community.

The importance of the Church in Peniche was recognized when, in the 20th century, it received the transfer of the grave of D. Luis de Ataide, 3rd Count of Atouguia and Lord of Peniche, Viceroy of India in the 16th century, one of the most distinguished personalities of the time.

Featured in the Misericórdia Church in Peniche

From an artistic point of view, in the Misericórdia Church in Peniche the oil paintings (among which those of Josefa de Óbidos) stand out, as well as the 17th century tile panels and the coffered ceiling illustrated with scenes from the New Testament, giving this temple a collection of remarkable quality and artistic diversity.

The Igreja da Misericórdia de Peniche was classified as a Building of Public Interest in 1978 and deserves an attentive visit, both for its artistic virtues and for its architectural and religious importance.

The significance of the Igreja da Misericórdia de Peniche also guarantees it a well-deserved position as one of the constituent members of the Route of the Churches of the Municipality of Peniche.

Be sure to visit this important testimony of Peniche’s identity and take the opportunity to complement the visits to the heritage of a religious nature with a passage through the different testimonies of military heritage, and there are three forts, not to mention the always iconic Lighthouse of Cabo Carvoeiro or even with an always desirable trip to Berlengas!

Peniche has a lot to see!

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