Cathedral of Elvas, Portugal – a Photo Essay

A cathedral with beautiful interiors but very modest exteriors. This religious monument was built in 1517 on the ruins of an old parish church of St. Maria. The construction was completed in 1537 and got elevated to status of Cathedral of Elvas in 1570. It measures 525feet, east to west. The cathedral was empty when we entered, it was totally silent. The first and foremost which made an impression was a white dove in the ceiling.

I just kept taking pictures as I walked around and here is a photo tour from my visit. Not much info is there on this cathedral in the net, hopefully the pics will make up for the lack of info.


Entry is Free.
Open everyday.
Summer: 1000hrs to 1300hrs, 15.00 to 1800hrs.
Winter: 9.30hrs to 12.30hrs, 1400hrs to 1700hrs.

The dove in the ceiling symbolizing peace and happiness.

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The main altar

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The ceiling

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