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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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São Roque - A Jesuit gem in Lisbon

Igreja de São Roque (free entry) is probably amongst if not the most beautiful church in Lisbon. Combined with the adjacent Museu de São Roque (€2.50), this is a rewarding place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Igreja de São Roque (free entry) is probably amongst if not the most beautiful church in Lisbon. Combined with the adjacent Museu de São Roque (€2.50), this is a rewarding place to visit for an hour or so during visits to Lisbon. Opening Hours 9am to 6pm daily (2-6pm on Mondays). Historically, São Roque is the earliest Jesuit church in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very natural thing when you see outside but this Jesuit church is fabulous inside and tell what religious makes Portugal is, presenting their in an intimate way, their faith, success and strong nation they are now, a beautiful gem inside, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get fooled by the exterior that is simple - you may easily pass by without noticing the church. Secret is the inside, beautifully and richly decorated. Nine chapels and an amazing ceiling will take your breath away. Lovely place for pray or just to be charmed by the decor. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church looks plain jane from the outside but upon entering it is absolutely breathtaking...the carvings, the gold overlay, the lapis columns, malachite chapel walls, the ornate reliqueries. Over the top and a must see. The museum is also well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sao Roque Church, a hidden GEM in Lisbon. Built to be the most expensive chapel in the world at the time, it's located close to Chiado and Bairro Alto. Not only the church, built with several chapels but also the amazing treasure museum inside, just comparable to few in the world. Take a look inside and spend 1h ou 2h... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the tour of Sao Roque that is free with the nominal museum admission. The church museum offers tours throughout the week in several languages including English. The day my family and I took the tour, we were the only ones, so we had a private tour with a great tour guide, Pedro. He taught us so much about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church pops out unexpectedly while you conquer the hills of Lisbon. Not too outstanding outside, the inside catches you aback with splendor and thoroughly thought out design.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this kind of church. From the outside it looks very plain and uninspiring. However the inside is an absolute splendor. The gilt work, the mosaics, the woodwork and the various kinds of marble are all stunning. I found myself walking very slowly to soak in all of the details. We walked through at least half a dozen churches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a Jesuit church that portrays all the exuberance of the Catholic Church as it fought the ravages of Protestantism. It has a significant museum attached where it shows that what the church now is, is less than it was in former days. Delis in magnification reliquaries abound in both church and museum, and the art and silverwork in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you like your churches with bling, you don’t want to miss this one. It’s dazzling! Its most stunning chapel is adorned with glistening lapis lazuli and three “paintings” that are actually made of minuscule mosaic tiles--presumably to avoid being damaged by candle smoke or incense. The church’s history is also remarkable. According to the guidebooks, it was built in... More 

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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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 to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.