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Igreja de Sao Roque

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Address: Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 346 0361
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I was stunned by the art. There was a very friendly guide who explained us the basics of catholic christianity and everything about the church itself. The paintings we thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was stunned by the art. There was a very friendly guide who explained us the basics of catholic christianity and everything about the church itself. The paintings we thought were painted were actually made of tiny tiny stones. Wow. I totally recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

you know how you can get a bit over churches or palaces or castles or convents and cobblestones.....this one is worth seeing, very lavish side altars but you see these elsewhere- think the convent chapel at the national azulejo museum- but the painted ceiling is striking and there is an elegant calmness about this one. Beware, it is a 'working'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Sao Roque is worth a visit for individuals who like religious artwork. It is quite easy to access. Its side chapels are a testimony of jesuitic art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is very over the top and shocking to think that the gold is all from colonial expansion into Brazil. It is too much and since there is such a story about the Parthenon Marbles, why does Brazil not demand their gold back?

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Like so many of the churches of Portugal, this one has a beautiful interior and plain exterior. I would not go out of the way to visit but would recommend a visit if you are n the neighborhood.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Located between Elevadors Bica and Gloria, along Rua da Misericordia. The church has a deceptively simple exterior, but the interior is stunningly ornate. There is so much to see and our favourite is a depiction of the Last Supper on the ceiling. Famous for the Chapel of John the Baptist. Take a few moments for quiet reflection and light a... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was on our if you have time list! It came as part of guided tour by Sandeman - free, tip as you can afford. Definitely worth it with Yuri! Once put into context of the history at the time of the 1755 earthquake and along with the convent Igreja de Carmo it made a lot more sense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I sang in a choire in this church and could hardly concentrate on what I was doing as I was surrounded by such splendor. The amasing skill of the craftsmen and the sheer extravigance of all the gold and jewells what a contrast to the poverty and missery that lay in the background of its building!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Portuguese are even more detailed and religiously elaborate when it comes to decorating their church's. This church designed and decorated in the Baroque style is no exception. The beautiful alfresco ceiling , dark and deeply ornate chapels leave one in a state of euphoric ecstasy. I was really blown away by 3 things. On the two sides of the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

An amazing space, breath-takingly decorated and with a very intriguing/slightly odd history (it involves a king and some pregnant nuns). Definitely worth a visit.

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