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Churches and Chapels of Bonfim

Churches and Chapels of Bonfim

 Do you like religious heritage? If so, you are in the right place! We recommend the visit to Bonfim church, on the top of Godim’s Hill. It is one of the most beautiful churches in Porto and you have the opportunity to see the view of Bonfim parish and other parishes of Porto city. You can also visit the many chapels of Bonfim and the two cemeteries that are a really open-air museum!! 

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A - Saint Anthony of Antas Church

Address: Rua Naulila, 154

GPS coordinates: 41.1645497, -8.5903706

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Saturday: 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saint Anthony of Antas Church is dated from the first half of the twentieth century and has a classical style that evokes the Italian influence. In 1944 a new project emerged, based on a graduation thesis from the Faculty of Fine Arts, written by Fernando Tudela and Fernando Barbosa. (Learn more...)

B - Saint Crispim Chapel

Address: Rua de Santos Pousada, 1087

GPS coordinates: 41.1584805, -8.5987263

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 8.30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. and 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. | Saturday: 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. | Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

The former headquarters of the Brotherhood of the Office of Shoemakers and Leather Workers was founded in the thirteenth century near Largo de S. Domingos. The Municipality of Porto donated a property in Praça da Rainha Dona Amélia to rebuild the church in honor of two brothers (Saint Crispim and Saint Crispiniano). Today this Brotherhood has a large collection of documents, such as Tombo books, property records, donations, and many other documents. (Learn more...)

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C - Montebelo Chapel

Address: Rua de Câmara Pestana

GPS coordinates: 41.1561425,-8.5938714

Opening hours: Saturday: 6 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m.

Montebelo Chapel was built on the top of a cliff, and in the beginning it was only a little shrine. The chapel that we can see today was built in 1864 and there it is celebrated the festivity of Senhora do Porto. Besides this festivity there is another one in honour of Senhor Jesus da Boa-vista, which image was sculptured by Manuel Soares de Oliveira. (Learn more...)

D - Bonfim Church

Address: Alameda de Cláudio Carneiro

GPS coordinates: 41.1513876, -8.5928278

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. | Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Public holidays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The construction of the actual Bonfim Church began on 7th of September of 1874. The project drawn by José Luís Nogueira Júnior and António Sardinha was implemented in 1894, when the main façade of the church and its south tower were completed. The north tower was completed in 1902 by João Gonçalves de Oliveira Torres. Bonfim Church has a neoclassical style and is one of the most beautiful and majestic churches of the city of Porto. (Learn more...)

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E - Bonfim Cemetery

Address: Rua das Eirinhas

GPS coordinates: 41.1523086,-8.5942368

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. | Sunday and public holidays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bonfim Cemetery is located near Bonfim Church on the top of Godim’s hill. This cemetery was built in 1849/1850 by Brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament and the Lord of Bonfim and the Good Death, and has in its interior beautiful sepulchres and mausoleums that have a rich historical and architectonical value. There you have a nice panoramic view of Bonfim parish and the other surrounding parishes. (Learn more...)

F - Our Lady of Good Health Chapel

Address: Rua do Heroísmo, 1

GPS coordinates: 41.1471484, -8.589139

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. until the end of the Mass | Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Sunday and Holy Days: 7.45 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. until the end of the Mass

Although there is a plaque in the façade of the chapel that states that it was built in 1810, it is known that there are acts of cult in the chapel since 1809, due to an initiative of Francisco José de Faria. The chapel has suffered some works and expansion throughout the nineteenth century and more recently. In the sacristy there is an image of Senhor do Padrão, carved in stone, which was placed under a porch that existed on the north side of rua do Heroísmo. It was transferred to the chapel in 1869 at the expense of José de S. Couto, from Campanhã. (Learn more...)

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G - Prado do Repouso Chapel

Address: Largo do Padre Baltazar Guedes

GPS coordinates: 41.1416587,-8.5954994

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Prado do Repouso Chapel is located on the south entrance of Prado do Repouso Cemetery and was built in the beginning of the nineteenth century. At that time it was known as Saint Vítor Church but the construction never ended so it remained in a state of ruin by the time of the Civil War in 1830’s. All the decoration is neoclassical and the pavement has a rare geometrical composition, with two different tones of limestone. The stucco and the ornaments were designed by the Italian set designer Luigi Chiari. (Learn more...)

H - Prado do Repouso Cemetery

Address: Largo do Padre Baltazar Guedes

GPS coordinates: 41.1416587, -8.5954994

Opening hours: Everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Prado do Repouso Cemetery was inaugurated in 1839. Considered as an open-air museum, this cemetery includes one of the best art collections of the city of Porto, bringing together works by renowned artists such as Soares dos Reis. There are also numerous buildings with historical and artistic value, built at the request of personalities of Porto that lie there. (Saber mais...)

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