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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao

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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Venture inside this assuming façade and be transported into beauty. The church is overshadowed by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Plain on the outside and a riot of color inside

Recommended to us as a place with mass in English. We found it and decided the inside was as... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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“Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover”
Sep 23, 2018
“Plain on the outside and a riot of color inside”
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Largo do Chiado 15, Lisbon 1200-108, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Venture inside this assuming façade and be transported into beauty. The church is overshadowed by the Se, but if it is open you will definitely want to go inside as well as the church across the street which is also very beautiful. The city comes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Recommended to us as a place with mass in English. We found it and decided the inside was as pretty as any church we had seen in Portugal. Lots or color and painting. And yes they had mass in English but too late for us.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

We were blessed to attend an English Mass in this gorgeous church on Sunday afternoon at 5:30 on a recent trip to Lisbon in May 2018. Highlight of our trip!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We took the public bus from the cruise port train station toward the Gloria Elevator. I misread the map and we got off early. No problem as we walked up the hill toward it. We came across this church and went inside. Nice elaborate Roman...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The church is a less visited church right net to the Praca Luis de Camoes. The wall painting on the upper levels is the most impressive paintings I have seen in the churches of Lisbon. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

This church is amazing and beautiful. Go inside and experience not just inner peace but also a relaxing time, away from all the outside street noise and confusion. I attended a weekday mass here.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

As we approached this church one of the signs they used outside it made us laugh. An attendant of the church rushed out of the doors and told us off- even though we hadn't even got inside the church. A service was taking place in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

This is a lovely church, located next to a small square. The church features some of the most stunning ceilings we've seen in Lisbon and despite not being popular with tourists, it's highly recommended to at least pass by and peek at the magnificent ceiling.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally,
"squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers
plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can
stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its
streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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