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Abadia Sanctuary


An old monastery founded in the first quarter of the 12th century, it was transformed into a sanctuary during the 17th and 18th centuries, but today no traces of the original temple remain. With similar characteristics to the Bom Jesus de Braga, the Abadia Sanctuary was built with eight chapels stationed along a steep path, representative of the life of Christ and of the Virgin. In the churchyard stand the house of offerings and pilgrim shelters for those who, in the past, wished to stay overnight. Here you’ll also find the Sacred Art Museum of the Nossa Senhora da Abadia Brotherhood, a compulsory stop after the sanctuary has been visited. Stay awhile, bring a picnic and enjoy nature’s company, present through the green hillsides and the burbling stream waters that grant this place a very appropriate tranquillity.

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