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National Pantheon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The construction of the church of Saint Engracia – currently the National Pantheon of Portugal - began towards the end of the 16th century and was only completed in the 20th century. This 400-year delay originated the proverb “Obras de Santa Engracia” meaning any work that never ends. A unique testimony to Portuguese Baroque art the National Pantheon stands on a hill overlooking the river Tagus being an icon of Lisbon’s cityscape. From its terrace you can have a majestic view of the city and its river. On the inside the Pantheon houses the remains of some of the most distinguished personalities of the country.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The pantheon is wonderful in its historic value and the view over the city and the river. You can see all of it fairly quickly so don't count on spending a lot of time here.
To go up there i recommend you get the 28 Tram. The stop is a little further so be attentive and you wont miss the stop.
Once here, since the pantheon itself only takes one to two hours maximum, if you have some time, spend it in this area and see Graça and the Campo de Santa Clara.
Around this place there are some old industrial laborers neighborhoods. As an advice, please don't leave this area without seeing Vila Berta.

Thank Ana Sofia B
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

For reasons I can't quite explain, I really enjoyed my time at the Pantheon. They fill the Pantheon with serene music, which creates a calming atmosphere. There isn't much per se to see inside the building, but they have some nice dedications to people who have contributed to Portugese history. At first I thought they were buried here, but the signage indicates where they actual bodies are at rest. Individuals include explorers Vasco de Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral.

Running while I visited was a small art display created in dedication to, again, famous figures in Portugese and European history. The paintings were all in the same style: red background, with a stylized depiction of the individual. They were all very good, and were a nice addition.

Lastly, you can make it all the way to the roof and look out over the city. It is an impressive vantage and the best part of the visit. Additionally, you can walk around the inside of the dome and look down on the Pantheon. All in all, a fun little visit which wont take too much time.

Thank CttnFlwrz
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I have given the Pantheon an average rating for lack of something between it and very good. It is a good spot but feels somewhat new compared to the rest of Lisbon places.

Thank Rali K
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Pantheon was one of the most interesting places I have visited in Lisbon. The church was finished in 1966, however to me it looked like it had been there for many many years. There are tombs of important people from the history of Lisbon. You can climb up to the dome and go outside to go the the terrace around the dome. From there you have got a breathtaking view over Lisbon.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Santa Engracia Church was completed in 1966 and contains the National Pantheon, where famous individuals are buried.

There is the cenotaph of Vasco da Gama. A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere.

There is a tomb of Amalia Rodrigues, the most famous fado singer of Portugal.

1  Thank BennyMalaga
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