The origins of Insigne and Real Collegiate Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira back to the monastery dedicated to the Saviour of the World, the Santa Maria Virgin and the Holy Apostles, founded by Countess Mumadona Days, about 950. The invocation of Our Lady of Oliveira prevails after 1342, with the greening of an olive tree on the border square. The current building highlights the extensive renovations and additions, integrating elements from different eras - Gothic reconstruction driven by John I; the tower of Manueline features church, completed around 1513-1515; the chancel, classical architecture, rebuilt in the century. XVII by D. Pedro II; the stucco of the largest and side chapels are references of neoclassical reform initiated in 1830; the last intervention date century. XX and intended to leave in sight granite walls and columns of medieval origin. The church is classified as a national monument since 1910.
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