santarem cathedral

At blacksmith’s home, wooden skewer”, so says a portuguese proverb.

What does it mean? Let me give you an example.

Santarém is commonly known as the portuguese capital of Gothic. Since the old Scalabis has a bishop, it also has a cathedral - a Gothic one, you might think… but no: the cathedral is not even medieval, since it was built between 1647 and 1711; so, the main temple of the capital of Gothic is actually Manneirist (with a few glimpses of Baroque). 

Never expect the obvious to be obvious.