Santuary of Sameiro
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Santuary of Sameiro

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The construction was initiated in the middle of the XIX century. It is the center of the bigger devotion to Our Lady in Portugal, after Fátima. The Temple was concluded in the XX century. It's distinguished in its interior the high-altar in polished white granite.

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A: Sameiro Sanctuary

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 30 meters away

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B: Sameiro Sanctuary - Inside

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 40 meters away

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C: Nossa Senhora do Sameiro

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 50 meters away

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D: Sanctuary of Sameiro de Braga, Portugal

by David Soares, 70 meters away

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E: Small lake @ Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.5 km away

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F: Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary - Inside

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.5 km away

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G: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus 01

by Romain Calvetti, 1.6 km away

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H: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus 02

by Romain Calvetti, 1.6 km away

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I: Bom Jesus overlook

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.6 km away

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J: Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.6 km away

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