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Porto: The Porto Cathedral

 

Porto Cathedral:

Our Lady of Vandoma
Our Lady of Vandoma photo © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro / CC BY-SA 3.0

This is amazing Gothic cathedral is perhaps most notable for containing a statue of Our Lady of Vandoma.  This was brought from France by soldiers involved in the reconquest of Spain to free the country from the moors.  And with them was D. Nonego, the Bishop of Vendôme (later Porto’s XIV bishop) carrying the image of Our Lady of Vandoma.

516 Arouca Bridge and Paiva Pathway...
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It was originally placed in an oratory above the main entrance to the walls of the city, which was also the entrance that led to the Cathedral.  The arch was destroyed in 1855 and the image was moved in to the Cathedral.

Finding the Porto Cathedral:

Address:  Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal

Tel: +351 222 059 028    Fax: +351 222 038 268

E-mail: catedraldoporto@gmail.com

Click here for the official website of the Diocese of Porto

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