Lord of the Stone

This chapel, which is a rock, beside the sea and has hexagonal plant was built in the seventeenth century and has three beautiful altarpieces Rocócó. The origin of the cult of Christ as Lord of the Stone may have originated in ancient pagan worship of nature and naturalist, very common among people pre-Christians, whose gods were venerated by elements of nature and then adapted to the new Faith.

The pilgrimage to the Lord of the Stone is one of the most typical of Vila Nova de Gaia, is an ancient festival which is held annually on the beaches of Miramar, on Sunday of the Holy Trinity and that has continued until the following Tuesday.