The combination between the sanctuary’s landscape and architecture provided an environment that enabled, from the last quarter of the nineteenth century, a vast photographic collection that deserved the dedication of several amateurs and professionals in the art of photography.
Clichés and illustrated postcards document specific occasions of this space’s history, as well as moments that reflect the sensations that the botanical and the built set both provide. Amongst many other names, contributions from Emílio Biel, Carlos Pereira Cardoso, and António Pedro Passaporte are highlighted.
Several engravings and imprints, dating from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, are a complement to the nucleus of the collection.
Although most of them are of a sacred nature, examples with architectural and landscape characteristics are also present.