The burial place of João Gonçalves
|The convent church is a simple white building with a square tower topped with coloured tiles.
The interior is a wonderful example of Baroque splendour. Wall are covered with C18th blue, yellow and white azulejo tiles. There is a lovely painted ceiling
At the back are the metal grilles of the two choirs that separated the nuns from the congregation during services.
The high altar is set beneath an arch and is flanked by two side altars.
In the centre is a C20th painting of the Assumption of the Virgin. The wonderful silver tabernacle was made by Madeiran goldsmiths in 1671.
João Gonçalves is thought to be buried in the chancel
The family tomb is at the back of the church near the door.
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