Villages

Parish Church

Idanha-a-Velha

Idanha-a-Velha

The Parish Church, once Misericórdia Church is in renaissance style (17th and 18th century) with popular influences. It is an important collection of religious art, such as a 17th century painting of Our Lady of Mercy and a baroque image of Christ on the Cross. It is rectangular with a single nave and a chancel inscribed and raised and surrounded by pews for the brotherhood to sit in the early 17th century. There is a door with a rounded arch in its façade with a Tau Cross surrounded by six beads and topped by a tiny niche. The portal frames are decorated with geometric and plant motifs. On the side of the façade is the bell tower, maybe from the following century. The steps up to the church end in a landing. Works in the 1970s considerably changed the interior of the church. The latest remodelling restored the original solutions in accordance with contemporary architectural traits.