Photographer's Note

This is the old Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança (Our Lady of Hope), situated at the top of a hill, a few kms far from Alcáçovas. It was built in the same place of a former Manueline church devoted to Senhora da graça. It belonged to the Dominican Order and was inhabited by a small community of monks till the 18th century, when the Order was extinguished and it become private property. During the last centuries, many miracles and supernatural events have been attributed to Nossa Senhora da Esperança and every year there's feast in this place. There's a procession and the people from Alcáçovas and nearby villages come and spend the day in this place.

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