São Pedro Church, Óbidos
Devoted to the apostle St.Pedro and shaken by the 1755 earthquake, São Pedro Church, Óbidos facade still retains some traces of the ancient Gothic portal.
Inside, eighteenth-century images referring St. Barbara, St.Pedro and St.Paulo deserve a special attention.
The presbytery dome that holds a golden carved altarpiece with a painting from João Costa (Óbidos artist), is one of the reasons to visit São Pedro Church.
The work presents St.Pedro receiving the keys to heaven.
Quietly exploring the rich history content of this church we can encounter the famous Josefa de Óbidos’ tomb.
The talented artist was buried here. As her own request was to be close to her mystic godmother, Nossa Senhora do Rosário.
An image also displayed on this beautiful church.
Óbidos has a great number of churches and a rich religious heritage, find it more here!