Portal - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis


16th Century

Architectural sculpture

Inventory sheet

This Manueline portal was formerly a chapel entrance of the now extinct Madre de Deus de Monchique Convent. The convent was between the current Rua da Restauração and Rua Nova da Alfândega, in the Miragaia area of Porto. It was commissioned in the 16th century by Pedro da Cunha Coutinho and his wife Beatriz de Vilhena, whose tombstone, which was also in the chancel of the church, is part of the Lapidary collection.
The portal is made up of a trilobed arch topped by vegetal features, framed by two pilasters decorated with twisted half-columns and smooth shaft colonnades, which delimit the inner part of the portal, decorated with quadrilobed florals.