Resurrection Chapel

Resurrection Chapel

Continue up the staircase, parallel to the Alameda, we found the cResurrection chapel, square and slender. Built between 1740 and 1741, at the same time as the chapels of the Last Supper and the Garden.

In 1748 a window was added, for better illumination. The chapel is composed of a tomb in the form of a cave, where 6 jews soldiers are applied and an image of Jesus resurrected on the tomb, of the authorship of João Gambino, which lives is the first half of the 18th century. The figure was all executed and the current one is a work dating from the 19th century.

Once, in front of this chapel existed, from origins, the Hercules fountain. Unfortunately, this fountain was dismembered and the respective figure of Hercules diverted to the Baroque cave. Outside the chapel, at the top of the entrance, a notation: «SURREXIT ENIM SICUT DIXIT», translated as: «resurrected, as he had said».

The interior illuminated by a window that lets in the rising sun, boasts the information: «Jesus was buried on the afternoon of Holy Friday and the sepulcher sealed and guarded by a group of soldiers. On Easter Sunday morning, what is most sublime of the Christian religion – a resurrection of the Lord – that this chapel represents. Here is the tomb in form of a cave, with a small doorway as the Jews used; other soldiers, sleepless, others astonished at resentment of the resurrection and the image of the resurrected Bom Jesus, surrounded by radiance and a little higher than the semi-open grave. ».


The Bom Jesus do Monte, an unavoidable reference.