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During the year 1754, the brazilian priest Ângelo Sequeira preached in Oporto and begged with the aim of raising funds to build a chapel in honor of Our Lady of Lapa. In 1755, his dream came true and the Chapel of Our Lady of Lapa began to be built.
Since 1835, the church of Our Lady of Lapa shelters the heart of King Pedro IV (Pedro I of Brazil), given to the City of Oporto by the king himself in order to thank all its citizens all the sacrifices and extreme courage they showed when they supported him during the civil war against his brother…
Lapa Church is from 18-19 century (Neoclassical style with rococo carved woods inside). This church secret is that King D. Pedro IV - Emperor of Brasil's actual heart is the church relic. Pipe organ concerts.