Old Church of Our Lady of the Conception: Raking view of Manueline portal



The church was completely reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake, reutilizing rescued elements of the old building, mainly decorative elements of the façade. The reused elements of the façade date from the early 16th century (before 1530) and belong to the Manueline style, mixing late Gothic and Renaissance decorative motifs. The beautiful portal has a tympanum with an image of Our Lady of the Mercy; her mantle, held by two angels, covers King Manuel I, Queen Eleanor, Leonor of Viseu (sister of King Manuel and founder of the Order of Mercy), Pope Alexander VI, the Bishop of Lisbon and other religious personalities.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Velha

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Decorative arts

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

  • Manueline

Place of Creation
  • +38.708874-9.133893

  • Lisbon, Distrito de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Lisbon

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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