Originally built in the reign of King Dinis and Isabel of Aragon (13th century), but altered and enlarged in the reign of King Afonso V (1432–1481), the Chapel was significantly remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries, though the decoration on the walls was restored in the 20th century based on discovered fragments. The Mudéjar ceiling is one of the finest examples still existing in Portugal.
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This ceiling, one of the oldest existing examples in Portugal, features what are called “tracery” motifs. It is characterised by complex radial and star-shaped geometric patterns. It shows the royal coat of arms overlapping the cross of Avis, most likely referring to King Afonso V (1432–1481).
Ceramic floor made using the alicatado technique, with geometric designs in various colours. This is one of the oldest existing examples in Portugal.