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Igreja de São Bento

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S.Bento Monastery

S.Bento monastery founded on 28 April 1545, is located in the same place where had once been a hermitage of S.Bento built  by Frei Jerónimo in 1508.

All the monastic set was raised as pilling, due to the marshy ground. This monastery stood out in all the urban riverfront set of Viana do Castelo, functioning as an outstanding reference for its architectural structure and style.

The total reshuffle takes place between 1707 and 1713 essentially beneath the government of Abbess D. Ana de Marçal who ordered the majority rebuild of the building, beneath the orientation of Manuel Pinto Vila Lobos and Manuel Fernandes da Silva.