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Church of “Santa Marinha” – Vila Nova of Gaia, Portugal

The Parish Church of “Santa Marinha” is located in Vila Nova de Gaia across from Porto (Portugal) and a few steps from the banks of the Douro River. Baroque in style, it has a single nave inside and a single tower.

From the sixteenth century, it is the work of Nicolas Nasoni, being restored in the seventeenth century. The facade is flanked by a polygonal bell tower to the cornice, a form not very common in Portugal.

It presents a sober construction with the portal topped by a projecting arch, where the frame of a large oculus is born. The emblematic cross of the Knights Templar is present.

The “Viajera” is always in the way.

The bell tower was added during the second half of the 19th century.

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