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Capela de Sao Pedro de Balsemao

Opens in 22 min: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Worth the winding road to get there !

This little chapel is very quaint. A lovely woman gave us a small "tour" and even though we didn't... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Katherine C
Ontario, Canada
not just a lovely chapel

this may well be a small chapel but the setting doesn't look like it has changed for a long time... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Oct 13, 2018
“Worth the winding road to get there !”
Oct 7, 2018
“not just a lovely chapel”
The chapel of São Pedro de Balsemão is located in a small plain along the Balsemão river banks. Although the chapel is now part of a seventeenth century manor, its interior still preserves 10th century traits, namely Mozarabic Iberian architecture...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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| Balsemão, Lamego, Portugal
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This little chapel is very quaint. A lovely woman gave us a small "tour" and even though we didn't speak each other's language we got the gist of which parts were original and which came later. Contains a large sarcophagus and nice statue.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine C
Reviewed October 7, 2018

this may well be a small chapel but the setting doesn't look like it has changed for a long time and the knowledge of the guy on the door made my visit that little bit more special. and for those who decide to walk it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Agree with other reviewers that this is a worthwhile diversion, and that the caretaker made it extra special. I thought we passed through a warp in time as we entered the narrow country lane and encountered a rider on horseback. It is utterly peaceful around...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hasenheffer
Reviewed November 11, 2017

The oldest sanctuary in Portugal (7th c). Off the beaten path, but worth the effort to find it. Lovingly cared for. The woman who let us in spoke little English but worked so hard to help us understand. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ShowMeSomething
Reviewed November 27, 2016

The drive to this chapel isn't for the faint of heart- the country road is winding and narrow and I'm relieved we didn't have to make room for any oncoming cars. Once we arrived, I didn't know what to expect, but upon stepping inside, I...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Reviewed September 26, 2016

God.......We made it there. Nice one and still kept well in condition. The path to the chapel is somewhat harsh but glad we did make it.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank KwinAun
Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a small archaic Visigoth and Arab chapel in an incredible setting well worth the visit, just 10 minutes from central town Lamego. The guide is very helpful and will give a tour of the site.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Joao R
Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are into medieval art this chapel provides a well preserved example of the era's changing art style. There is a rare medieval statue of a pregnant virgin Mary, the alter is beautifully carved wood, on the ceiling are well preserved portraits of saints,...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank IOGWFH
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This small chapel is located on the outside of the city of “Lamego”. Do not be afraid because you will have to drive on small rural roads to arrive on the chapel who seems to be in the middle of nowhere in the valley. When...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed June 30, 2014

A beautiful little church that keeps on going after so many centuries, nestled by the banks of the Baselmao river, lost in the Douro countryside. The road is enchanting is sometimes a little narrow for us city types, but it is a treasure worth discovering...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank trippyraff
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