Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace, Praia

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Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace
Pró-catedral Nossa Senhora da Graça
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Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace
14°55′02″N23°30′31″W / 14.9173°N 23.5086°W / 14.9173; -23.5086 Coordinates: 14°55′02″N23°30′31″W / 14.9173°N 23.5086°W / 14.9173; -23.5086
Location Praça Alexandre Albuquerque, Praia
CountryFlag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Architecture
Completed1902

The Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace [1] (Portuguese : Pró-catedral Nossa Senhora da Graça) is a catholic church on the east side of Praça Alexandre Albuquerque, in the city centre of Praia, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. [2] The church was built between 1894 and 1902. [3] It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde, which was created in 1533. [4] It is under the pastoral responsibility of Arlindo Gomes Furtado Cardinal.

The church was built in neoclassical style. Its main façade and entrance are at the Praça Alexandre Albuquerque; the bell tower is at the rear of the church, on Avenida Andrade Corvo. [3]

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Internal view
The front of the church with the city main's square Praia-Igreja Nossa Senhora da Graca (1).jpg
The front of the church with the city main's square

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References

  1. Pró-catedral Nossa Senhora da Graça, Praia
  2. Inventário dos recursos turísticos do município da Praia, Direcção Geral do Turismo, p. 25
  3. 1 2 Valor simbólico do centro histórico da Praia, Lourenço Conceição Gomes, Universidade Portucalense, 2008, p. 269-313
  4. "Dados Gerais - Diocese de Santiago". Diocese de Santiago (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-28.