of St. Joseph had as its first patron saint Our Lady of Grace. The alteration
of saints happens in the beginning of the 19th century.
primitive chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Grace was built in the 15th century,
being contemporary to the Convent of São Bernardino. Their funders also created
the Third Order of St. Francis in Atouguia da Baleia. The temple was renovated
or a new one was built in 1747. It has an octagonal plan.
recently, this Church
opened up to believers on, the 19th
for the celebration of Mass in honor of St. Joseph. In 2004 the repairing of
begins, including the conservation and restoration of the altarpiece
and in 2012 it opens up to the public integrated in the visit to the
Interpretative Centre of Atouguia da Baleia.Elements of Interest:
in woodcarving, with polychromy and gold-leaf applications; in the center
the sculpture of St. Joseph , on the left side Saint Francis of Assisi
and on the right side Saint Barbara.
St. Joseph Square, Atouguia da Baleia | Atouguia da Baleia parish
Lat. 39 20 25.68; Long. -9 19 37.81