Photographer's Note

I've already finished my theme "Churches in the Alentejo", so, to start the new one, I had to choose one of my favourite churches - Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, in Serpa. I have several photos of this church already but I've looked in my archives and I found another one with my favourite pov. It needed some edition, but here it is now. It was taken a couple of years ago, on the same day of the two last ones I've posted.

The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe dates from the beginning of the 16th century and it's Mudéjar style. It's a very simple place, without much decoration, as you can see, a real country chapel. I guess that's what makes it so special, at least to me.
The devotion to Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe came from Spain and now She is the patron saint of Serpa and every year, during Easter, there's a pilgrimage and big celebrations, with processions. It seems that this strong devotion has even started much time before the construction of the chapel.
It's situated on the top of a hill, in the countryside, not far from Serpa.

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