Tuesday, October 20, 2009

St. Mamede of Vila Verde Church

Rota do Românico No. 5
Igreja de São Mamede de Vila Verde

The oldest documented reference to this church is from 1220. At that time it belonged to the Monastery of Saint Mary of Pombeiros. It has a single rectangular nave and a rectangular tramsept. The traces of mural painting indicate that the transept wall was painted like a retable, where one can indentify the images of Saint Benedict and supposedly of Sant Bernaed.

- Name: Church of St. Mamede of Vila Verde
- Type: Church / Monastery
- Classification: pending classification
- Style: Romanesque resistance
- State of Conservation: Good

- Festival Patron: São Mamede - August 17
- Time of Visit: By appointment
- Price of Admission: Free

Phone: 255 810 706 / 918 116 488

Fax: 255 810 709

Web: www.rotadoromanico.com

Location: Place of Serrinha, parish of Vila Verde, Felgueiras, Oporto, Portugal.

How to get there:
If approaching from the north of Portugal through the A28 (Road/Oporto), the A3 (Valença/Oporto) or the A7 (Sabrosa/Povoa de Varzim), follow directions to Felgueiras the A11. Get out on Caíde the A11 and take the N15 to the Lixa/Amarante until you find the indication Church of Vila Verde.
If coming from downtown or south of the country by the A1 (Lisbon-Oporto) or the A29 (Estarreja /VN Gaia) in Oporto between crossing the river Douro through the bridge of the Ash.
From Oporto may go for A4/IP4 (Vila Real) or A41/A42 (Lousada) that will lead to the A11, following the arrival in this way an indication or Felgueiras/Penafiel, respectively. On the A11 take exit node Caíde and take the N15 road to the Lixa/Amarante until you find the indication Church of Vila Verde.
If you are already in the city of Felgueiras, go to the location of the Lixa on the road N101 (Valença/Amarante) to find the signaling Church Airães / Romanesque route. In Airães should move on to Vila Verde, not considering the indication for the right (Church of Airães).

- Geographic Coordinates: Lat: 41 ° 18 '17,190 "N / Long: 8 ° 10' 55,612"W

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