Church of St. Goncalo: Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

Church of St. Goncalo, built in 1540 featuring a side portal with three levels of small Italian Renaissance columns and is crowned by a Baroque pediment. Near the portal, you will notice the statues of the four Kings who reigned during the period of the church's construction. The inside was remodeled in 18C, and houses a lovely piece of Baroque gilt-wood furniture and more importantly, an organ case from the early 17C.

On looking from Relais Chateaux garden onto Church of St. Goncalo

In the left chapel is the tomb of Patron Saint Gonzalve, from 1259; who is celebrated annually with a festival and parade. We see evidence of that recent festival with many banners and lights strung across the narrow streets. This Saint was celebrated for promoting marriages and fertility. Follow J. Christina as we travel through Portugal here.

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