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Cathedral of St. James the Great, Beja

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Cathedral of St. James the Great
Sé Catedral de São Tiago Maior
LocationBeja
Country Portugal
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Cathedral of St. James the Great [1] (Portuguese: Sé Catedral de São Tiago Maior) also called Beja Cathedral It is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and serves as the cathedral in Beja,[2] Portugal,[3] and the seat of the Diocese of Beja (Dioecesis Beiensis).[4]

The church was built in 1590 on the site where there was an earlier church dedicated to St. James the Great. The church, Mannerist style, was driven by the Archbishop of Bragança Teotonio with the project architect Jorge Rodriguez.

The church was erected as the cathedral by a decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Consistory of November 14, 1925. On June 4, 1937, the cathedral was inaugurated, completely restored and enlarged. His consecration took place on May 31, 1946.

See also

References

  1. ^ Cathedral of St. James Major in Beja
  2. ^ Robinson, Alex (2015-12-03). Alentejo. Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 9781841625683.
  3. ^ La verdad católica: Periódico religioso (in Spanish). 1859-01-01.
  4. ^ Beja, Diocese de. "Diocese de Beja". www.diocese-beja.pt. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
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Coordinates: 38°01′01″N 7°51′52″W / 38.0170°N 7.8645°W / 38.0170; -7.8645

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