Linhares

Linhares – A pleasant 2 hours visit

0
(0)

To see Castle of Linhares

Linhares 318
Castle

The Castle of Linhares da Beira is the most important landmark in the village, and it dates back to the 12th century. The castle walls and towers offer great views of the surrounding countryside.

Misericórdia

Linhares 929
Misericórdia

The Misericórdia of Linhares da Beira, founded in the 16th century, is located in the village’s historic center, near the castle and the main church. The building is a beautiful example of Portuguese Renaissance architecture, with a façade adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures.

Jew’s House

Linhares3
Jew’s house

One of the most appreciated old houses in Linhares is the so-called “Casa do Judeu”, a name that is believed to have originated at the time when the separation between Christians and Jews was mandatory.

After the expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in the 15th century, the building was repurposed for other uses, including as a private residence and as a storage space for agricultural products.

In recent years, the Jew House has undergone extensive restoration work (blessed tourism) and has been transformed into a museum and cultural center.

Linhares4
Jew’s house

Church

Linhares 243
Church

The Igreja Matriz is a beautiful example of Portuguese Gothic architecture, with a stunning altarpiece and beautiful stained-glass windows.

“Senhor do Passos” chapel

Linhares 804
Chapel

Discreetly integrated this small chapel is simple but elegant, outside and inside, with a small altar at the front that features a statue of Senhor dos Passos and a few samples of religious artwork and traditional Portuguese tiles.

Pillory

Linhares 251
Pillory

The pillory is a tall stone column that was erected during the 16th century as a symbol of the town’s municipal authority.

It has a circular base with a small platform at the top where public punishments were carried out. There are still visible several metal rings attached to the column that were used to tie prisoners.

Fountain

Linhares 127
Linhares 127

House and fountain make up a beautiful set, which perfectly exemplifies the simplicity and style of the village.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Leave a Comment