Chapel of St Ann (Santa Ana)
The views from Santa Ana are undoubtedly one of the most complete and cheerful of the region and the framework of the main pilgrimage of Oímbra, which is celebrated every year on July 26th. They say that the temple was built to give thanks to the saint that saved the people of Oímbra from the persecution of the Portuguese armies. The chapel of St Ann (Santa Ana) must have been an alder-medieval hermitage, as evi-dence of this can be found on a part of its walls: an arrow slit window in the apse and, in the exterior of the north wall, high reliefs taking the form of the sun and the moon that the classic Greco-Latin tradition (Helios and Artemis) and also the Galician people identify with man and woman, respectively. At its side, a mysterious carved castle that perhaps used to be the keep of the Castle of Monterrei that, until the XV century, stood in the dis-trict of O Castelo in the town of Oímbra.