Friday, October 30, 2009

Church of the Savior of Aveleda

Rota do Românico No. 7

Igreja do Salvador de Aveleda

The Church of the Savior of Aveleda is a testimony to the presistence of the Romanique form in the Portuguese medievel architecture. It presents very late Romanesque elements, testifying to a construction that is hardly from any time before the late 13th century or even the early 14th century, despite the fact that the foundation of this church goes back to the 11th or 12th century.

Name: Church of the Savior of Aveleda
Type: Church / Monastery
Classification: Property of Public Interest (IIP) by Decree N º. 95/78, Official Gazette 210 of 12 September 1978.
Style: Romanesque resistance
State of Conservation: Good
Festival Patron #: Divine Savior - August 6
Time of Worship: Sunday at 10:30 am, Saturday 18.30
Time of Visit: Saturday and Sunday from 10h to 13h, by appointment. No minimum visitors: 10.
Price of Admission: Free

For explanation on Portuguese please visit official site of Romans ways:
Phone: 255 810 706 / 918 116 488
Fax: 255 810 709

Location: Place of the Church, the parish of Aveleda, Lousada, Oporto, Portugal

How to get there:
If approaching from the north of Portugal through the A28 (Road/Oporto), the A3 (Valença/Oporto) or A7 (Sabrosa / Oporto), follow directions to Felgueiras A11 (Esposende/Oporto) and then in Paços de Ferreira on the A42. Exit on Alvarenga /Lousada.
If coming from downtown or south of the country by the A1 (Lisbon-Oporto) or the A29 (Estarreja / VN Gaia) in Porto between crossing the river Douro through the bridge of the Ash.
From Oporto may go for A4/IP4 (Vila Real), then follow the A11 (Felgueiras) and A42 (Oporto) to release Alvarenga /Lousada. If you choose the A41/A42 (Oporto) exit also Alvarenga.
If you are already in the town of Lousada take the direction of Felgueiras the N207 road, following signs to RRVS to the Church of Aveleda.

Geographic Coordinates: Lat: 41 ° 16 '46.51 "N / Long: 8 ° 15' 10.95" W

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