Lapa Church

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Lighthouse of Lapa Church.

Lapa Church, officially Igreja Paroquial de Nossa Senhora da Lapa (Parish Church of Our Lady of Lapa) is a Parish church in the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim. It was built in 1772[1] by the local fishermen community. Despite its simplicity it has some interesting features and cultural interest such its old lighthouse, once a link between the church and the fishermen at sea.

Traditional marriage marks, Siglas poveiras, can be found in the church.


  1. ^ "PÓVOA DE VARZIM". Portugal Travel Guide. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 

Coordinates: 41°22′25.72″N 8°45′41.46″W / 41.3738111°N 8.7615167°W / 41.3738111; -8.7615167