The construction started in the second half of the eighteenth century, having undergone some changes later on. The 18th century, Neoclassical style image of Our Lady of Lapa in the impressive altarpiece is worthy of notice. The main chapel holds the heart of D. Pedro IV, offered by the monarch to the city, in recognition for its support during the liberal war. Building designated public interest monument. The author of the Pipe Organ is the German organ maker maestro-Georg Jann. In the cemetery adjoining the church the writers Camilo Castelo Branco and Soares de Passos are buried.