OLD CHURCH

Ovar Old Church

Ovar Old Church

Ovar Old Church

Ovar Old Church

Ovar also has, surprisingly, some Baroque remnants still standing. One is this wonderful church from 1746 (closed, like everything else, on a Sunday afternoon) with voluptuous moldings and volutes and vigorous pilasters bookending its façade. It is a slightly naive composition, where the pediment above the main architrave seems like an afterthought. Sort of a provincial Nasoni (himself not the most urbane Architect in the kingdom), it is nevertheless fun in its heaviness, and poetically forgotten in its own corner of the world.

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