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CEDOFEITA | Old Portuguese Stuff

CEDOFEITA

The oldest church in Porto is about 1000 years old, but has been profusely cleaned up by the State around 1930. They expurgated all the previous centuries’ additions, demolishing a cloister, narthex and tower, while rebuilding a large part and turning it into another austere, stark building of a style much loved by the regime.

These days we can only admire it as it is, for the more or less vernacular accretions will never return. It is still a wonderful piece of minimalist “Romanesque” (or even Suevian) interpretation. More History here.

Igreja de São Martinho de Cedofeita, Porto

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