Hermitage of Santa Catarina

Ermida De Sta Catarina

The Hermitage of Santa Catarina was built in the eighteenth century, probably by the Templars, to give protection to travelers who passed through the outskirts of Monsaraz. This historic building shows Templars symbols and an architectural style typical of the Order of the Temple.

Inside is a large space with a Roman arch, which allows access to the apse. It is covered by an ogival dome, under which it presents a set of arches. It is currently classified as a National Monument and is located outside the walls of Monsaraz.

Other places to visit

Monsaraz village
Monsaraz Castle
Lake Alqueva
Church of Santa Maria da Lagoa
Convento da Orada
Fluvial Beach of Monsaraz
Tower of the Esporão
Cromeleque do Xerez
Pottery of São Pedro do Corval