Property For Sale Santarem
Search Fine Luxury (FLY) Property to find property for sale Santarem. Defending a plateau on the best bank of the Tagus River, the city of Santarem was the house of Portugal’s kings throughout the middle ages.
It was also where the Cortes, the country’s earliest parliament sat. This has left the city with Portugal’s finest ensemble of Gothic architecture, in its walls, churches, convents and isolated monoliths like a Gothic fountain with a king’s seal.
If you visit the city throughout a feira try to capture a fandango do Ribatejo dance, performed by 2 men depicting a battle. The On Praa S da Bandeira museum is in the north wing of the Jesuit college and integrated into the cathedral complex.
These sumptuous structures are a sort of repository for all of the spiritual artwork painted, sculpted and crafted in Santarem’s diocese. There’s art from the 1200s to the present day, and as a city that had royal favour in the late middle ages a few of these statues, paintings and the later tile panels are sublime.
It was started in 1380 and the work was quick, ending at the start of the 1400s, leaving the church with consistent Gothic architecture inside and out. The exterior is terrific, with sculpted archivolts topped by a frieze of floral motifs, which in turn is crested by a very sophisticated increased window.