Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega

Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega

Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Válega
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
Válega church is a true masterpiece of tile painting art and surely one of the remarkable churches in Portugal! On sunset the church facade, facing west, is particularly beautiful, bathed by sunlight. A true golden temple that sparkles with its amazing tiles of many colours. The patronage of the church belonged to private owners until 1150. Válega is located 6,5 km away from the city of Ovar and it sure deserves a visit!
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A little off the beaten track but worth a visit. Just stunning tile work both inside and out. If you ask nicely (and maybe make a small donation) the attendant may direct you to see the hidden sacristy and climb the stairs to the choir loft.
Written October 2, 2023
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Natalya P
Summit, NJ108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Truly amazing piece of art. Completely off the beaten path, but worth the visit. We stopped on the way from Porto to Evora. Unfortunately we did not get to go inside as they were prepping for baptisms. But still it was worth the time to see this beautiful church in person.
Written October 8, 2023
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Carmel R
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Beautiful from the outside and spectacular from within. Tiny little village, kinda off the beaten track and then you find this stunning gem. Also the local people seem to take enormous pride in their church and in the cemetery just outside. If you like unique buildings and taking photos and just marveling at the workmanship, then you will not be disappointed.
Written August 10, 2016
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José Tavares
Viseu, Portugal285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
I was surprised by the originality of this church, whose facade is completely tiled with religious scenes. The interior is also largely tiled. The church is very well maintained and very beautiful. Well worth a visit. Be aware that it will not even be open. Please check opening hours.
Written November 27, 2017
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esmeraldaborges
Ottawa, Canada36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This is the most beautiful church in Portugal. Not only said by me but by many important people. There are a lot of tourists who visit the church.
Written September 20, 2016
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selina120254
Funchal, Portugal38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
The outside of this church is tiled with magnificent pictures all over the front with blue tiles to the rear, depicting various religious scenes.
Go in the afternoon when the inside is available for viewing.
Well worth a note is also the extensive churchyard, very large for the area with some very impressive graves. The area has a small cafe, across from the roundabout with good coffee and cakes.
There is a train service to Valega from Aveiro, and coastal resorts, which is very inexpensive and on-time. The station is about a 15 minutes walk to the church along an old set road.
Written December 6, 2015
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André A
Lisbon, Portugal545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It's a not that known gem in the country. Beautifully tiled church in a tiny village and the interior is also imponent with painted walls, wooden ceiling and the cemetery adjacent to it is also an "attraction".
Written August 6, 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal22,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
On our last visit there was a funeral running so we were not able to see the inside, so on this visit we just got there before they start another funeral, so we could see the church on the inside. The Church of Válega is really a true masterpiece and this of the art of tile painting and, without any doubt, one of the most impressive churches in Portugal! Do not be disappointed on your arrival, because what you see from the street side it is just another normal Portuguese church but when you are walking around and are arriving on the side pointing to the graveyard the surprise will even be greater than thought, and with the sunset, this facade of the church, is particularly beautiful, bathed in the rays of the sun. A true golden temple that shines with its fantastic multi-coloured tiles. The patronage of the church belonged to private hands until the year 1150.m from that date until 1288 was the Monastery of San Pedro de Ferreira. From 1583 to 1833 it was owned by the Bishop and the Cathedral of Porto. The Church of Válega is in its present location from the middle of the century. XVIII.
Written February 16, 2018
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Lavon R
Israel346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
This painted church with beautiful tiles all around and inside is not so easy to find from the street. If you ask a person that live in the village it will be better to ask about where is the cemetery. The most beautiful façade is from the back and you will watch it better from the cemetery. When you enter the church go ahead until you reach the end and then turn right. Here it's also a very unique place to watch. Don't miss to surround all the church from the outside so beautiful it is.
Written August 7, 2017
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dawnGalicia
galicia348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Well worth making the trip to Valenga just south of Ovar to see this amazing church. It is covered with beautiful painted tiles both inside and out. The village is sleepy. You can get a cheap lunch across the square. If you are going down to Aveiro I recommend you take the back road rather than the main road as you will pass some lovely old houses on the way.
Written April 11, 2017
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