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September 2016

Dating back to 1540, the exotic honey-gold granite façade of the church and former monastery of São Gonçalo houses a lovely interior of painted columns and a dramatic high altar, under which exists a little golden chapel where Saint Gonçalo himself lies buried. Saint Gonçalo was born in Amarante at the end of the 12th century, and is revered for his many healing miracles. The church also has a magnificent Renaissance cloister. Read more →