Observations of the Saint Bede Studio
on Church Architecture and its Liturgical Aesthetics
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Church of Saint Francis, Porto (Portugal)
Church of São Francisco, Porto (Portugal) http://ancient-serpent.tumblr.com/post/95712622728
The Church of Saint Francis in the City of Porto, Portugal is a cruciform Gothic building, commenced in the late 14th century and completed in about 50 years. In the early 18th century its noble interior began to be incredibly enriched with gilded timberwork in the Baroque style. The distinctive fusion of Gothic and Baroque is shewn in the above photograph of the nave, looking towards the High altar.