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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 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Concerts, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Concerts, Cultural

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It's quite a climb so the tram elevator is to be recommended ( which is an experience in itself!) When you get there the sight is so unexpected it renders you speechless, such ornate decoration on n every chapel, it is definitely worth the effort of getting there!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I viewed the church for free, rather than paying for the museum entry and guided tour. The inside of the church is lovely, with lots of gold. Photos are not allowed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited both the church and the adjacent museum ... they are very much worth it. The entrance for the church is free, whereas for the museum it is a very low fee ... unless one goes on a Sunday morning, when it is also free! The chapels in the church and the tiling / azulejos are outstanding. The paintings... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you produce a student card, you can go in for free. The counter staff (a stately old man) was really nice; he told me that the day I went was a special day so they had a special mass and that I could attend if I wanted to. He also gave me a brochure. The museum security (a young... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I did not check out the museum but just walked around the inside of the church. The side alters are full of gold gilding, each one incredible

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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