The museum wing of this Porto charitable foundation harbours a small but important collection of art above all Flemish works of the 16th century, a period when Portugal commissioned much religious art from abroad. The most famous is the 'Fons Vitae', or Fountain of Life (also known as the Fountain of Mercy), by an unknown Flemish painter of the school of Van Eyck. Among figures depicted in it, kneeling at the foot of Christ on the cross, is Misericórdia founder Dom Manuel. The attached church is an interesting mixture of Mannerist and Baroque styles.
|Venue name:||Núcleo Museológico da Santa Casa da Misericórdia||Contact:|
Rua das Flores, 5
|Opening hours:||Apr-Set 10am-6.30pm, Oct-Mar 10am-5.30pm|