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Igreja de Sao Roque

Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #10 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Concerts, History Museums, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: São Roque Church   The São Roque Church (Saint Roch Church – patron saint of those sick with the plague) is located at Largo Trindade Coelho. The... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

In this church is the chapel to Saint John the Baptist which was built with the gold & diamonds Portugal extracted from Brazil.. The chapel was constructed & made in Rome which had a one time mass then was deconstructed and shipped to this church to be installed.. The Portuguese king at the time spared no expense on this and... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A bit too overwhelming for my taste but some interesting art works to be found within the building. A good example of its kind.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The side chapels in this church are hugely ornate but the one that was reputed to be the most expensive in the world when it was built (St John the Baptist) seemed quite constrained - more marble than gold. I really liked that chapel but my husband is not fond of marble so he wasn't so impressed.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The church was less than impressive for my secular taste. For me there was too much gold and other prescious metals. Though I'm sensitive to the historical and religious context for this. I left before visiting the adjacent Sao Roque museum. Nevertheless, its proximity to Elevador Graca, Miradoura Alcantara, Bairro Alto, (and I'd also suggest Cervejaria Trindade!), makes at least... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One couldn't guess by the looks of this church from the outside , that it is so amazing inside . But I agree that the obvious richess of this church ,emphesize the gigantic gap between the "CHURCH" and the poverty of its believers , the masses . Surprisingly amazing . Don't miss .

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Plain exterior surprises you when you enter into a light filled golden church. Lovely painted wood ceiling takes your breath away and the gold side alters are amazing. You must sit and take it all in!

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An incredibly beautiful gold-gilded church in the Baixo Chiado neighborhood. The neighborhood is worth exploring.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This church was spared any real damage in the 1755 earthquake, so the baroque interior is intact. It is a sensory overload when you enter, every surface is gilded, carved, painted, or all 3. This was not my overall favourite church, but it was certainly one of the most visually stunning. You must see this church! Attached is a small... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Feast your eyes on this! A glorious baroque interior hidden behind a bland frontage. The Saint of the Rock apparently helps protect people from plague. Don't know about that, but you'll feel a lot healthier in spirit after you come out.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This church doesn't look like to much from outside but the the elaborate precious metal and wood carvings makes this an impressive stop in Lisbon. Located just a few hundred meters outside Rossi station this place is easily accessible and there are lots of cafes and bars around. It is a functional church so there are services at times. You... More

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