Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres church (Alenquer)
Address / Centro Pastoral da Merceana
2584-906 Aldeia Galega da Mercena (Alenquer)
Telephone / +351 263 769 104
Fax / +351 263 769 104
This church is considered to be a very interesting monument because of its decoration, which displays many features from the second half of the 18th century.
The church consists of one single nave with a chancel and three altars made of carved white and gilded wood. The chancel”s wooden ceiling has an 18th-century painting depicting the four gospel-writers. The painting of the nave”s ceiling is from the same period.
The church also contains several valuable sculptures, such as the statues of St. Michael and Our Lady of the Rosary. Inside, there is a side chapel built in a clearly older style, which points to the existence of an earlier church.