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Mae de Deus Church

Mae de Deus Church, Founded: 1588 , Feast: 1st Sunday of May

History: Founded in 1588 by the Jesuits, the Church of Majorda was made a parochial church between 1595 and 1646. The church was rebuilt in 1739.

Architectural notes:

• Mannerist Neo-Roman style
• Large size, 5 bays x 3 storeys
• Frontispiece has Corinthianized columns framing a relief image of the Visitation
• Octagonal oculus, shell relief’s in top storey
• Ground storey has colorfully painted relief’s
• Pilasters have fluting and decorative motifs
• Finials of spear and spear-and-ball types
• Twin towers set back from façade
• Left tower has unsightly concrete roof

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