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If I had to make a selection of chapels in the Alentejo Region, Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe would surely be included. Everyone knows I like this kind of chapels and this one is very special. It dates from the beginning of the 16th century and it's Mudéjar style. It's a very simple place, without much decoration, as you can see, a real country chapel. I guess that's what makes it so special, at least to me.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Serpa and every year, during Easter, there's a pilgrimage and big celebrations, with processions. It seems that this strong devotion has even started much time before the construction of the chapel.
It's situated on the top of a hill, in the countryside, not far from Serpa.
I went there when it was almost sunset, hoping it would be better for photos but I guess I need to try in the morning to compare.

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