Resende: conservation works - Rota do Românico

Resende: conservation works

25-10-2018


The churches of Saint Martin of Mouros and Barrô, in Resende, will undergo conservation and restoration works promoted by the Route of the Romanesque.

Listed as National Monuments in 1922 and integrated into the Route of the Romanesque in 2010, the churches of Saint Martin of Mouros and Saint Mary of Barrô have a valuable Baroque movable and integrated heritage.

However, this heritage, in addition to the adulterations which it has suffered over the course of its history, is currently in a poor state of repair, which the planned interventions are now intending to correct.

In Saint Martin of Mouros, the conservation and restoration work will focus on four wood-carved altarpieces, two ceilings (one of which has wooden coffers), the pulpit and 15 wooden sculptures, with an investment of about 125,000 euros.

In Barrô, the works will include three wood-carved retables and 12 wooden sculptures, in an investment of around 83,000 euros.

The aforementioned interventions in the churches of Saint Martin of Mouros and Barrô represent an investment of about 208 thousand euros, 90% co-financed by Turismo de Portugal and 10% by the Municipality of Resende, within the scope of the "Route of the Romanesque Heritage Development", presented by the Association of Municipalities of Vale do Sousa to the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.

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