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Igreja de Sao Roque

Address: Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200, Portugal (Encarnação)
Phone Number: +351 21 346 0361
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Ranked #9 of 183 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Concerts, Cultural
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Budapest, Hungary
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Sao Roque is said to be the most expensive chapel in the world, proofing Portugal dominance over the seas. Worth visiting, if you like to see gold in a really great quantity.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The most beautiful church I have ever seen . The best way to get there is by with elevator . The outside doesen't tell much but the iside is fantastic

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los angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Easily located on top of chiado, so you will pass by it for sure. Worth a look inside what people call the most expensive church in the world. A lot if gold carving, beautiful ceiling, etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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528 reviews 528 reviews
282 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

One of the more interesting churches in the city. The simplicity of the facade actually appeals. No shortage of precious gem stones and mosaics add colour !

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Interesting interior. Don't miss the side chapel nearest the altar on your left as you face the altar. The amethyst, lapis lazuli and other precious stones, the gold, the mosaic floor - truly spectacular! Worth a twenty minute visit when strolling around Lisbon.

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Worcester Park
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Even my husband - who doesn't do church interiors - was blown away. The facade of this church is plain and simple, lovely clean lines, the inside is a riot of colour, mosaics, tiles, and loads of gold. Well worth a look round. And of course - it's free (but do leave a donation)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful highly decorated church with heavy gilding. Very ornate. Look out for concerts. Adjoining museum is also a must

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Unbelievable to see so much wealth on display and such intricate mosaics, carvings and gold-work. From an unassuming exterior, we really did not expect the beauty inside to be so great. The fact that it was free was also a bonus!

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I liked the architecture of the church, in the city of lisbon - easily accessible mostly by foot. If you have read about the portugese empire you will enjoy the place better.

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Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

this is a way to start accessing the portuguese religious past. just from a decorative arts point of view, it is a treasure of portuguese artistry in tile, stone, gold and icons.

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