We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“museum church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Igreja de Sao Roque

Igreja de Sao Roque
Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200, Portugal (Encarnação)
+351 21 346 0361
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Concerts, Cultural
Attraction details
Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“museum church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

not to visit the church is not understand the richess of the catholic church in Portugal. Renew is now one of the most important church museums in Portugal.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

624 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    377
    207
    31
    8
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Free entrance. Close to the top of the Gloria Elevador (which is worth a trip in any event). And within the Bairro Alto. Do try to visit this church which has the most stunningly ornamented interior you can imagine. It really should be on everyone's itinerary.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband were staying in a nearby hotel and popped in just to see the church. Well what a gem!! We only realised later the importance of the church. As we were looking for a leaflet in English one of the guides came and spoke to us He then gave us a tour, explained about the chapels especially the exquisite chapel of John the Baptist He also showed us the magnificent ceiling which looks 3D when you look at it in a certain way. The guide was gracious and although we didn't ask his name we would like to say a big Thank You to him for our private tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
edinburgh
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
79 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful old church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The facade of this Church is plain white and doesn't prepare you for the beauty inside. It really is wonderful. There is a museum next door as well which has a fee to go in but this kept me satisfied. The opening times are 10-6 everyday except monday (2-6) well worth popping inside to impress your eyes while wondering around Lisbon

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The church of Sao Roque is reached by turning left at the top of the Gloria elevador. It opens at 9am most days, but not until 2pm on Mondays. Although the façade is relatively plain, the interior is typically ornate, with liberal quantities of gold, jewels and tiles. There are chapels all around the sides. The third chapel on the right is dedicated to Sao Roque, the protector against plague, and contains some interesting old tiles.
Next to the church is a museum, which contains treasures from the chapel of St John, including an extremely elaborate silver and lapis lazuli altar front. The only problem when we were there was that it was almost impossible to see it properly as there was a party of very noisy and lively schoolchildren visiting!
Entrance to the museum was free for over 65s.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Igreja de Sao Roque also viewed

 

Been to Igreja de Sao Roque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Igreja de Sao Roque, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.