Villages

Santo António and Calvário Chapels

Belmonte

Belmonte

These two chapels are small buildings near the castle and Santiago Church. The former seems older and was built in the 15th century. It bears the coat of the arms of the Queiroz, Gouveia and Cabral families. It contains two wooden images, one of the Holy Spirit and the other of St Anthony, which came from the old Franciscan Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent in Belmonte. Calvário Chapel dates back to the 19th century and is longitudinal in shape. Façade in stonework made to look like granite. Five steps lead up to the main door, which is decorated with the instruments of the Passion of Christ (ladders, lance, vinegar pole, pincers, hammer and crown of thorns). It is an example of 19th century, neo-gothic, revivalist religious architecture.