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Vale do Arquitecto

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Hidden : 1/29/2008
In Lisboa, Portugal
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Vale do Arquitecto


Este é um vale escondido, perto de Mafra e onde se encontra a Capela de N.ª Senhora do Arquitecto.

A construção desta capela é explicada por duas lendas algo diferentes, mas igualmente válidas.
A primeira diz que a capela foi mandada construir por um pescador que, ao ver-se em perigo no mar, prometeu erguer uma ermida a Nossa Senhora do Socorro.
A segunda aponta para uma promessa do arquitecto responsável pela construção do Convento de Mafra. Este ao finalizar a sua grandiosa obra, João Frederico Ludovice, terá mandado construir duas capelas, nos pontos mais alto e mais baixo do concelho, respectivamente a Serra do Socorro e neste vale (renomeado para vale do Arquitecto).

A ermida terá sido erguida no séc. XVII, apresentando imagens de santos, saídas da Escola de Escultura de Mafra. A escola de escultura de Mafra foi criada por volta de 1754, no reinado de D. José I e onde se formou o escultor Português Machado de Castro.

Anualmente, realizam-se uns pequenos festejos em honra de N. Senhora do Socorro, e são estes os dias mais movimentados deste local. Os festejos têm lugar no Domingo de Pentecostes (50 dias depois da Páscoa).
Se escolherem este dia para visitar a cache terão de ser mais discretos, no entanto, poderão dar um pezinho de dança no bailarico ou tirar umas rifas na quermesse.

 

This is a hidden valley, near Mafra, where you can find the church of N. Sra. Do Arquitecto.

The construction of a church in such place is explained by two legends, they present two different explanations, but both valid.
The first one tells us that a fisherman made the promise of build a church to our mother of help, when his life was threatened on the sea.
The second gives the credit to the Architect responsible for the project of the Mafra’s convent. When his great project was finished, João Frederico Ludovice, decided to build a church in the higher and lower points around. They are the Socorro Hill and this valley (renamed to Architect’s valley afterwards).

The church was built in XVII century. The statues of the saints were made by artists from the Mafra’s School of sculpture. This school was created in 1754, during the kingdom of D. José I. Important Portuguese sculptors as Machado de Castro graduated from this school.

Every year, on Pentecost day (50 days after Easter), the place is populated with people who came to a small celebration in honor of our mother of help.
If this is the day of your visit to the cache, stealth is required, although, you can have some fun dancing popular music, and watching folklore groups.


 

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Raq bs gur jnyy

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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