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Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe is one of my favourite chapels. Last time I've been there I've taken some different photos, as I liked the light and as it had been recently painted. Different season, different light, different sunset. The shadow of the cross is now on the opposite side of the entrance (comparing to the last one I've posted).

It 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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