Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz - Luz de Tavira, Portugal
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N 37° 05.516 W 007° 42.256
29S E 615152 N 4105855
A 16th Century church in the small village of Luz de Tavira, in Southern Portugal
Waymark Code: WMCNC2
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 09/25/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
Views: 9

The church was built in early 16th Century, to commemorate the official recognition of the village by the Crown, and the necessary funds were raised by donations, mainly offered by local noblemen.

Actually it took decades to finalize the building. Initially the architectonic style was "manuelino", a Portuguese adaptation of Gothic, marked with decorative objects related with maritime activity. It was finally concluded around 1570, by a local master builder who was influenced by "maneirismo".

Inside, there is a notorious collection of decorative art, including painting and sculpture, made between the 16th and 18th Centuries.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 08/02/2014

Date of building construction: 01/01/1755

Dominant Architectural Style: Manuelino

Diocese: Faro

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz
Luz de Tavira
Luz de Tavira, Portugal

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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