Photographer's Note

Minas de So Domingos was the first mining facility in Portugal. Around the mines, a village (with the same name) was created to fulfill the needs of the workers and their families. Now it's a small village in the municipality of Beja, in the southern part of Alentejo, close to the Spain border, about 20km east of Mrtola. In summer time it's very popular because it has one of the best artificial beaches of Portugal, in the small dam of Tapada Grande.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any documentation about the church of Minas de So Domingos. I contacted the expert of churches in Alentejo (Adores) but she didn't find any information as well. Anyway, the style seems to be Mudejar and it's problably from the 16th century.

You can see other angles in WS1 and WS2. I couldn't decide which one to post. I guess that this one is a more purist version while the others have trees around giving a more greenery context.

You can see the only other post of this church from Paulo (Juntas), here.

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