Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Weathervane Wednesday - Mystery Church in Lisbon, Portugal

 This weathervane above the church of Our Lady of Grace was photographed in Lisbon, Portugal.

This weathervane sits on the belltower of the Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Grace in Lisbon, Portugal.  It is one of the oldest convents in Lisbon and sits on Lisbon's highest hills overlooking the Tagus River.  Many churches were destroyed or damaged in the 1755 earthquake, and this convent was rebuilt then and restored again in the 21st century. It is a Portuguese National Monument. 

It is difficult to discern the weathervane itself.  Is it the wing of an angel?  Just a baroque banner? 

For the truly curious:

Graça Convent  -  at Wikipedia  -


To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday - Mystery Church in Lisbon, Portugal", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 1, 2023, ( accessed [access date]). 

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