We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hidden and Beautiful Church”

Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina )
Book In Advance
More Info
$144.07*
and up
Religious and Monumental Lisbon Tuk Tuk Tour
More Info
$322.95*
and up
Lisbon Full Day Discovery Tour in Private Vehicle
More Info
$24.01*
and up
Lisbon in Half Day: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Ranked #47 of 447 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a well hidden and old church in the center of Lisbon, one of the few places where you can light a candle (a real one). This church survived 2 earthquakes and one fire and still stands strong although you can still see somes signs. You must visit!

1  Thank magtner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (715)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

177 - 181 of 715 reviews

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.

1  Thank Geoff P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!

Thank pjm_pt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Travelers who viewed Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ) also viewed

 

Been to Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina )? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing