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“Catholic gold”

Igreja de Sao Roque
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Hispanic countries particularly favour ornate churches, heavy on or moulu, gilding, statuary and harrowing memorials… The Igreja de Sao Roque is a curious example, being at once austere and rococco: the exterior and the architecture itself as so simple as to be almost Calvinist, but in every niche, on every side altar, you will find the lush, ornate, rhapsodic high art of Catholicism. The paintings are of a very high standard, and the high altar is exceptionally fine. It marries a simple serenity with the baroque in a way that is very moving.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Over the top gold, jewels. Rivals the glitziest churches of Rome. If you are in Alto Barrio, definately worth a visit. Small but very impressive!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located in the Barrio Alto district of Lisbon, Sao Rogue, is a treasure chest of opulent design. From the painted ceiling, to the jewel encrusted side altars, the riches of the interior are a stark contrast to the plain design of the church's exterior. A must see for historical design and architecture geeks. Visiting the museum next door, prior to visiting the church, offered a fascinating insight into the church's history and treasures. During the Holiday Season, we found it difficult to gain entrance, due to Holiday concerts held within the church, which threw the posted open and closed times, drastically off. Finally, we attended services and then lingered after. Remarkable! Stairs, no handicap accommodations.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

christmas day with quire, very nice. On the way to the Fado museum and suddenly I was outside the old church. Everything prepared for TV. On the way back the sermon was on and the church crowded

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

It looks "just" like another church from the outside, but this is one of the most beautiful and unusual churches in Lisboa. You got to enter and see for yourself.

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