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Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish Church - Mother church of Viana do Alentejo located inside its Castle, 20km south of vora.
Another amazing place that deserves a better representation in TrekEarth.
This is the view seen from the street, outside the walls of the Castle. Making the visit inside was a wonderful experience that gave me constant surprises in each corner. The roof can be visited and one can wonder around those pinnacles.

The only post from this church was this one, which is the view of the whole church seen from inside the castle.
Complementar images:

WS1 - View of the whole church seen from inside the castle.
WS2 - General view of these walls and two towers, taken from this same street.

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Unique, not merely in terms of Alentejo late gothic, but in the whole Portugal, the Parish Church marks, by its size, decoration and structure, this monumental group. It is atributed to Diogo de Arruda, one of the most important master stonemasons of the Manueline period.
Dedicated to Our Lady of the Annunciation, the church, in addition of being typical of the region's architecture, is a striking example os the aesthetic diversity characterizing the Manueline style. Here, we can find the gothic, Manueline sculptural exuberance, the mudejar influence, decorative renaissance features and an iconographic programme which links this diversity: royal heraldry.

For more information you can see here (IPPAR) but it's only in Portuguese.

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