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Photograph: Rui Rodrigues
© Câmara Municipal de Sesimbra

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Cape Espichel
Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo; Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Pedra Mua
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Parish of Sesimbra, Castelo, Setúbal region, Portugal

Between the 15th and 18th centuries
Religious Architecture, pilgrimage sanctuary
Attributed to the architect João Antunes (1642–1712); painter: Lourenço da Cunha (active 1740–1743)
The origins of the cult date to the 15th century; most of the buildings date to the 17th and 18th centuries. A pilgrimage sanctuary with a U-shaped floor plan, it was created around pilgrim’s lodging houses that formed a square. The respective church, to which the lodging houses belonged, was at the far end of the square.

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See also
Historical Cross Referencing
Artistic Introduction