ERMIDA DE SÃO LÁZARO

This simple church (whose interior was closed but could be glimpsed from the open windows) has two interesting vernacular features. One is the line of the façade “pediment”, which, like a few others in the South, is a naive version of an articulated Baroque roof line done in a very simple way. The other is the corner made of encaustic tiles which are placed as quoins. They relate both to the stone color and the azulejo pattern, in a different scale and with a slight moorish feeling in their geometric design.

Ermida de São Lázaro or Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Tavira

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