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From the Leira Castle compound, a medieval gate.
Actually it is the Igreja de São Pedro.

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Set near the castle is an absorbing little Romanesque church built around the same period.

For a short time, this was Leiria’s cathedral, but after the 17th century, it fell into disuse and was repurposed as a theatre, barn and even a prison.

This makes it even more amazing that so much of the 12th and 13th-century carvings outside are still here.
Your attention will be on the main portal, which at the top has images of animals sculpted into the corbels supporting the cornice.
And below the archivolts are decorated with vegetal motifs and human faces.

According to the source of www.thecrazytourist.com

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  • Copyright: Tomek Tabor (quovadis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 1 N: 1225] (5306)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-20 23:07
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