Portalegre Cathedral

Portalegre Cathedral was built at the request of Bishop Dom Julião de Alva when the Diocese of Portalegre was created. Designed by the architect Afonso Álvares, it was begun in 1556. Its last stone, closing of the vault, was laid in 1575.

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Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments

Visitors information

  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m

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Convent of the Adorers

The Convent of St. Joseph, also known as the Convent of the Adorers, is a women's convent built in 1917 on the ruins of a hermitage dedicated to St. Joseph, dating from the 13th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, during the Peninsular War (1807-1814), the building was bombed and was practically abandoned until it was rebuilt in 1917.

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Badajoz Cathedral

The cathedral of Badajoz dates from the 13th century, but its construction took until the 18th century. As early as 1276, the cathedral was consecrated under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist. But it was not completed until the 15th century, and important stylistic changes were made until the 18th century, hence the style of the church, hesitating between Gothic and Baroque. Up to five royal weddings were celebrated in the town of Badajoz from the 14th to the 18th century.