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Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina )

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Largo de Sao Domingos, Lisbon 1150-320, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Church might appear innocuous from the outside, but walk in, and one is swept away by the indescribable beauty. Although one can see the scorch marks from the fire which happened in the late 1950's, there is still something incredibly beautiful about everything here....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building from the outside looks very much like many churches in Lisbon it's only when you go inside do you see what makes this church stand out. It was ravaged by far in 1959 and amazingly most of the interior remains intact. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Church was burned down in 1958 and yet it still stands and despite all the burned and scorched areas it has a beauty to admire

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The deviation of the 1959 fire only adds to the monumentality of this church interior. The scorching and crazing from the heat is still evident on the massive columns. The roof has been completely replaced, but left undecorated so as not to distract from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building has a nice architecture inside. You can't tell from outside, but inside is huge! You can see the remaints of the fire that happened to this building long ago.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed October 23, 2018

From the outside, the church looks like a usual church but it has been through a lot of disasters as seen in its interiors. It survived earthquakes and fires! The roof of the church has been restored but the damages can still be visibly seen...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We visited this catholic cathedral as a small group of the Wild Walkers lead by Hugo. As a historian he providing some very interesting detail that is not easily available through the usual internet sources. Right in front of the church is a large Star...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Wednesday 9th October and we visited this magnificent Church which is situated in Largo de Sao domingos The original Church was almost completely destroyed in the 1755 earthquake and the reconstruction was not completed until 1807. In 1959, disadter struct again and the church was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The church had a bad fire in 1959. The roof was rebuilt but the walls were left with the results of the fire. In an interesting square which was the site of the Inquisition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank j25aj
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The interior still shows signs of the fire that partially destroyed the church in 1959 which makes it's fire story seem more recent. Access is easy and photos are allowed without flash.

Date of experience: October 2018
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