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“A checkered history”

Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina )
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Religious and Monumental Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tour
Ranked #46 of 465 things to do in Lisbon
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just behind Rossio Square, and a stone's throw from the site of the church of St. Francis (under which were the cells that held victims of the Inquisition), is the church of St. Domingo. It was here that the Inquisition victims were brought from the cells to hear the verdict of the accusations against them, and thus, their fate.
Having survived the earthquake of 1755, this church was badly damaged in a fire on 19th August 1957. The inside of the church, especially the columns, bear the ravages of this conflagration.
Nowadays, the church is used by many of the immigrants from the former colonies of Portugal.
it is worthy a short visit.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This church burned down in the 60's, so there is nothing inside, but that provides an opportunity for beautiful concerts, especially around Christmas time.
Anyway I love the interior of the church, even as an open/clear space. It's really peaceful!

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

This church is unlike any I have seen before. I have travelled quite a bit and have seen amazing churches, basilicas, cathedrals...etc but this church made me cry. The story behind it which I learned before I walked was touching. Please don't miss it.

Thank JUSF
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Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Old but it's a nice contrast to those grandiose white marble churches.

Locals go here. Got there on a weekday at 9:00 in the morning and there was a service. Locals were coming and going.

Read reviews from others here for more history info.

Thank FlipViet
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

A Nr one must-do. Go inside the church and light a candle for Maria or Sto Antonio. Look at the people praying.And the walls of the church that suffered from the earthquake/ burning/tsunami in 1755. Outside the church are the best beggars you can find.

Thank Praiadaadraga
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