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Igreja do Salvador de Fervença

Celorico de Basto, Fervença - Celorico de Basto
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Church of the Saviour of Fervença

Church of Romanesque nature, from whose period and style only the vaulted chancel remains. This presents a décor with an unusual quality for the region. In fact, a comparison can be drawn between the ornamentation of the capitals of the triumphal arch, composed of botanic and phytomorphic motifs, with the ones from the Church of the Monastery of Ferreira (Paços Ferreira). In the chapel, various influences are blended, some from the buildings constructed on the left bank of the river Minho, with influence from the construction site of the Cathedral of Tui, while others originated from the Romanesque found on the Braga-Rates axis, which had the biggest impact on the basins of Tâmega and Douro. The existing evidence points to the second quarter of the 13th century.  Outside, it is still possible to observe the buttresses that support the now broken barrel vault. In its side façades, the cornices are supported by corbels, of geometric decoration, and among which we point out a cask, the rolls motif or a composition made with volutes. The nave of the Church is the result of a reconstruction carried out in the 1970s and may have even used part of the original Romanesque building.

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