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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 #75 of 350 Activities in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This church is a great example of baroque architecture. You can't miss it if you are an architecture lover! Plus, there is no fee for seeing the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When you first come upon this church, you'd find it hard to believe what awaits you within. I've seen some amazing churches and duomos in my life and usually they have a commanding facade or entranceway to go with it. This one is incredibly dull and unassuming but once inside you will see why this church is the most expensive... More 

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Ardee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you wanna see loads of pieces of art full of gold and hundreds of little sculpture angels, visit this church. All the gold you see came from Brazil, which made me sad just to think how many thousands of people were involved in the construction of that place. But anyways, even thinking of this downside, the church is a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Igreja de São Roque is in the Bairro Alto and one of the few building that survided, mostly undamaged, the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon. Not a must on short visit in Lisbon but worth a visit on a longer stay.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

An unexpected work of art, from the outside you do not expect what you find inside. Very simple on the outside, you almost miss it because it looks clean, simple, but it does not attract your eye. Inside it's an explosion of baroque decorations, definitly worth a visit. The last chapel on the left has been built in Rome in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visiting the church in Bairro Alto is a reminder of just how rich the spice trade and Brazilian gold fields made the country of Portugal. There are a series of chapels around the nave, each more opulent than the last with incredible gilded statuary and beautifully crafted marble stonework. Definitely worth spending 30 minutes.

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

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

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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