The Parish Church of St. Alexius Restoration is a church located in the parish of St. Alexius of the Restoration, in the municipality of Moura, in Portugal.
It is classified as a national monument
The church is in the words of Barbosa and Ana Leonor Briz in Travel in Our Land, "the right place to meet" the history of this parish:
"From the courtyard, guests enjoy a superb view over the countryside and the houses, lavish and inventive in chimneys in wind turbines. If you like music, you know you are in the land of music lovers of all ages and many have learned how to tell when he was alive the art master José Lopes, mandolin player. "
The present temple is the second of the same name, built on the site. The first building, dated 1626, was razed in the early years after the War of Restoration, when all the plain of Moura suffered repeated attacks of Castilian troops.
In 1644 the church will still have served as shelter for the local population, when the walls of the village gave way to the attacker. The resilience of the people was reflected in the place name of the parish, henceforth referred to as "St. Alexius the Restoration."
Reconstruction of the church, held some forty years later, in 1683, resulted in a simple Mannerist temple, a single nave with rectangular chancel.
However, past a little over twenty years, the church was once again threatened by the Spanish armies, this time on the stage of the War of Spanish Succession. It was partially destroyed, but was expanded in 1733 when the new reconstruction, past the church with three naves, though keeping a full chapel.