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Pre-romanesque

In Portugal only a handful of more or less intact pre-romanesque – mainly mozarabic – churches remains.
In several more recent churches some pre-romanesque elements, mostly decorated stones like friezes or capitals, were reused (see also the themes and comparisons page).
 
 
Braga - Real - Capela de São Frutuoso de Montélios
Photo Vasconcellos / Marques Abreu (1918)  [1]
Built: 9th – 10th century.
Notes: Opinions differ on whether some parts date from an older, 7th century visigothic building.
Carrazeda de Ansiães - Lavandeira - Igreja de São João Baptista
Built: 11th century. The chancel was rebuilt in the 15th century.
Notes: It might be better to consider this church to be "first romanesque" rather than pre-romanesque.
Idanha-a-Nova - Idanha-a-Velha - Catedral
Built: 6th – 7th century, with several additions and alterations in later centuries.
Lamego - Sé - Capela de São Pedro de Balsemão
Photos Vasconcellos / Marques Abreu (1918)  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]
Built: Opinions differ on whether the chapel is mainly visigothic or mozarabic, and consequently on whether it dates from the 7th or 10th century.
Oliveira do Hospital - Lourosa - Igreja de São Pedro
 
Photos Vasconcellos / Marques Abreu (1918)  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]
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b&w photos from “Arte Romanica em Portugal” by Joaquim de Vasconcellos / Marques Abreu, 1918,
published here with permission of the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (cópia digital disponível na Biblioteca Nacional Digital)