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Igreja de Sao Roque

Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, 1200, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #10 of 230 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I usually find overdone baroque churches to be gaudy, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this church. I did not go to the museum next door, but I didn't feel the need to as the church really speaks for itself.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They truly have the most expensive "painting" in the world. Though not a oil, tempera or watercolor one, rather made with lapizlasuli, agathe, gold, silver. Amazing. The collection of mementos left pinned to the babies left in the orphanage is truly moving.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really Spectacular interior. Small church but so much better than any other we have seen recently. Side Chapels are wonderful as is the ceiling.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This church is mentioned in most travel guides as the most beautiful church of Lisbon... It is indeed very beautiful if you love gold. I have never seen so much gold on 1 church... The royal family invested a lot of money in this church. A big part of this church is made in Rome & brought to Lisboa. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like Churches filled to the brim with beautiful paintings, statues, and gold decorations fit for an emporer... This is a must see for you!

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This church will make you say WOW as soon as you walk into it, it is really stunning and so impressive.The museum also houses some interesting pieces, well worth a visit while in Lisbon. Very reasonable entrance fee to the museum of €2.50.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was my first time to "Igreja de São Roque" at the heart of Bairro Alto in Lisbon. The very first and unforgettable visit! It was built in the 16th century and belonged, at that time, to the Society of Jesus and the jesuit priests. In 1755, the "Igreja de São Roque" was one of the few buildings to survive... More

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