Mora a preto & branco - I

By Karla Moura - 14:14

Inicio hoje uma nova série no Mora Mundus - Mora a Preto & Branco. A cada primeira quarta-feira de cada mês publicarei uma foto sobre o património urbano, religioso ou paisagístico do concelho de Mora.

Começo pela freguesia de Brotas e seu emblemático Santuário de Nossa Senhora das Brotas e edificações circundantes.

Espero sinceramente que gostem e que divulguem.

Saudações bloguistas.


Today, I start a new serie at Mora Mundus - Mora Black and White. On the first Wednesday of each month I will publish a photo of the urban, religious or landscape heritage of the municipality of Mora.

I kick off this
photographic serie with a photo of the parish of Brotas and its emblematic Sanctuary of Our Lady of Brotas and the surrounding buildings.

I sincerely hope you like it and share.

Greetings from Alentejo. 

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Standing out from the rest of the patrimony, the Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Brotas (sanctuary), was built in memory of a miraculous apparition to a herder and his cow. It is a temple with clearly popular characteristics, as well as Manueline and Baroque ones.

In the 17th century, its interior was covered with tiles and the facade remodelled. In mid-18th century, the bell tower was restored and new tiles set. Classified as a National Monument in 1956, its reconstruction started in the following year. Works restarted in late 20th century and, in the beginning of the 21st, the tiles were finally restored. In the sanctuary you can find paintings, sculptures and a collection of Our Lady of Brotas procession costumes with gold embroidery. One more good reason to come to Mora municipality.

Framing the sanctuary, you will find the Barroca de Nossa Senhora das Brotas, a corridor of houses called Casas de Confraria (Brotherhood Houses). They belonged to several brotherhoods and used to shelter pilgrims who visited the Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Brotas.  

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