São João Baptista Church, Óbidos
Records tell that São João Baptista Church, Óbidos (ancient St. Vicentes’ chapel) construction dates from 1309. After the matrimony between the queen Isabel, D.Dinis, the king offer the village to her as a gift. After that, the queen established a leprosarium on this very spot.
A leprosarium with a Chapel dedicated to St. Vicente (harshly martyred to his death in the Christians Persecution of 304).
São João Baptista Church is also housing the village Parochial Museum, stage to medium duration exhibits, incentives to art and historic property researches.
Check out the Parochial Museum here!
Óbidos has a great number of churches and a rich religious heritage, just follow the link!