Villages

Senhor dos Passos Chapel

Marialva

Marialva

The mannerist-style chapel is located opposite the Parish Church. Its pulpit was used for sermons on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It was probably built in the 17th century and was decorated with gilded and polychromatic wood carving in the following century. Its ceiling is ornamented with 36 paintings of saints and it has a King João-style carved altarpiece. The chapel was also the venue for charitable work by the Senhor dos Passos Sisters, who for 300 years tended the sick in their hospital, cared for widows and orphans and prayed for the souls of the departed. The chapel is being restored with the help of Aldeias Históricas de Portugal.