Castelo de Paiva
The Memorial of Sobrado, usually known as the Memorial of Boavista, is different from other funerary monuments in that it does not present an arch.
It is formed by two vertical edges with carved crosses supported by two horizontal slabs, the lower corresponding to a sepulchral tomb stone.
A long sword and a Greek cross inscribed within a circle are carved in the lower slab. Swords are also carved on the sides of both slabs.
Though it is not easy to date this monument, the Memorial of Sobrado has been dated from the mid-13th century.
The Memorials of Sobrado [Castelo de Paiva], Ermida [Penafiel], Santo António [Arouca], Alpendorada [Marco de Canaveses] and Lordelo [Baião, no longer in existence] are, according to legend, connected to the funeral procession carrying Princess Mafalda to the Monastery of Arouca and the perpetuation of her remembrance.
Classification: National Monument - 1950
Route: Douro Valley
(mid) 13th century – Original edification;
2004 – The Memorial of Sobrado is included in the Route of the Romanesque of Vale do Sousa;
2013-2014 – Works on the surrounding area of the Memorial, under the scope of the Route of the Romanesque;
2015 – Works for the general conservation of the Memorial, under the scope of the Route of the Romanesque.
Monument fully or partly accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.
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How to get here:
Rua da Boavista, Sobrado, Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro
Northern Portugal: A28/A3/A7/A24/A11 » A4 (Vila Real) » Entre-os-Rios/Penafiel Sul » Entre-os-Rios » Rota do Românico/Marmoiral de Sobrado.
Porto: A1 (Lisboa) » A32 (Oliveira de Azeméis) » Canedo/V. Maior/Castelo de Paiva » Castelo de Paiva » Rota do Românico/Marmoiral de Sobrado.
Central/Southern Portugal: A1 (Porto) » A41 CREP (Vila Real) » A32 (Oliveira de Azeméis) » Canedo/V. Maior/Castelo de Paiva » Castelo de Paiva » Rota do Românico/Marmoiral de Sobrado.
Castelo de Paiva: Rota do Românico/Marmoiral de Sobrado.