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This is Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Castelo (Church of Our Lady of the Castle), that is situated in Coruche, in the region of Ribatejo.
According to the legend, this church has been founded by D. Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal (12th century), but it has had many works all through the centuries. It's situated on the top of a hill, in the same place where the castle used to be, before being totally destroyed. The church has the blue and white colours, also traditional in this region and from this place we have a wonderful view over the city, the river and the rice fields.
Our Lady of the Castle is the Patron Saint of Coruche and every year there's a big feast with a procession.

As I have already several photos of blue&white churches, I've decided to create a theme for them. If you have any and you want to join,I'll be very happy!

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