Church of São João de Deus, in Chaves

This church dates from the eighteenth century, and was built during the reign of King João V, its patron and supporter, whose coat of arms is included in the doorway. At first it was a church adjoining a military hospital supported by the brothers of São João de Deus, and which contained a Theatre of Surgery and Anatomy during the reign of Queen Maria I. Situated on the left bank of the Tâmega, it has an octagonal nave, with Baroque and Neo-Classic construction elements.

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