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Trinity Church – Porto, Portugal

Strolling along the “Avenida dos Aliados” and the “Praças da Liberdade” and “do Municipio” and just behind the City Hall of Porto, we find the Church of “Trindade” or Trinity Church. The temple is part of the complex of the “Ordem da Trinidade” that includes a Hospital.

“Praça da Trinidade” (Trinity Square) separates the Church and the Municipal Chamber. And as is usual when walking in cities of Portugal, the floor of this square has designs made in mosaics. Among the figures that are represented through the mosaics, we observe a pate cross, emblem of the Templars. In addition, we can find the Templar Cross in the stained glass of the temple.

The  construction of Trinity Church began in the XIX century, and the architect Carlos Almarante (buried there) was in charge of the same , this is same person in charge of great works in the “Bom Jesus do Monte” of Braga and other important works in Portugal. The works on the church were completed at the beginning of the 20th century.

It is of neoclassical and baroque style, characteristic of the works of Carlos Almarante. Its facade in granite presents a gateway with three arches and on it a tower that incorporates a clock, the bell tower and a dome simulating a pyramid. Inside, there is the impressive altarpiece representing the baptism of Christ by José Marqués da Silva.

As a tourist site to visit, there is very little mention of the Trinity Church. However, the experience of your visit is worth it.

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