Client: Irmandade Terceira da Santíssima Trindade
Years: 2020, 2021

Built at the turn of the 17th century, the history of this church of the extinct convent of Santa Maria do Pópulo of the Order of the Hermits of St. Augustine, went through different uses: from mausoleum to parish church, or as an armory for the infantry regiment temporarily installed in the adjacent convent. Largely inspired by the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome, it is in the eighteenth century that, by the hand of the famous architect from Braga, Carlos Amarante, it becomes one of the recognized archetypes of the neoclassical style of the north of the country. The intervention in the church, the convent dependencies, and their artworks was carried out by a team of more than two dozen specialized professionals, from carpenters and plasterers to conservators-restorers from the most varied areas, such as sculpture, gilded woodcarving, stone, mural painting, and tiles. The technological updating of the spaces was carried out by La2Culture, a company of the DASignigninum Group.