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IGREJA DE STA MARIA - SAINT MARY'S CHURCH (TAVIRA/ALGARVE/PORTUGAL) | by mjose_almeida
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IGREJA DE STA MARIA - SAINT MARY'S CHURCH (TAVIRA/ALGARVE/PORTUGAL)

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The Church of Santa Maria is a building of the century. XIII, probably built in the local mosque. Was amended, after having been shaken by the earthquake of 1755.

 

The façade, highlight those elements in the Gothic style: the portal, decorated with ornamental capitals of vegetable, the window in a small warhead and rosacea. The clock tower also belongs to the primitive construction, with decorative additions later. Please note the curiosity of the towers are located near the head, because usually only the top opposite.

 

A Igreja de Santa Maria é um edifício do séc. XIII, provavelmente construído no local da antiga mesquita. Teve alterações posteriores, depois de ter sido abalada pelo terramoto de 1755.

 

Na fachada, salientam-se os elementos em estilo gótico: o portal, decorado com capitéis de ornamentação vegetalista, a janela em ogiva e uma pequena rosácea. A torre do relógio pertence também à construção primitiva, embora com acrescentos decorativos posteriores. De notar a curiosidade de as torres se situarem junto à cabeceira, pois normalmente ficam no topo oposto.

 

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Taken on August 6, 2009