Enjoyed a morning walking around the cloister and soaking in the history. Then we made our way to the tower and enjoyed spectacular views of Lisbon
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On our way back from the Feira de Ladra and Panteao we could not help passing by this impressive looking church. As seems to be the case with everything in Lisbon it was built on a promontory so from the stairs leading to it you...More
we visited here on a cruise stop in the city. The church is one of many and is worth the climb up from the harbour as it is beautiful inside and sunday mass was just ending as we arrived. A number of steps are required...More
We stumbled upon this gorgeous church not really by accident, but we were absolutely amazed by this hidden gem. We were here on the 24th of December, which is a day where most places in Lisbon aren't open, or only operate for half a day....More
I would skip the church and just go to the cloisters. There's an entry fee (I think 5 euro), and you can go see some of the history of the church, as well as access the tombs to the last royal ruling family of Portugal...More
While here make sure to visit the monastery right next door and visit the room with all the tombs of the Braganca Portuguese royal family.
We went in there because the net was adamant that there was an ivory Jesus in there... but we found none. Still, the church is lovely, it's fresh and nice for a little wander or prayer.
The church itself is drab but the paid visit to the classical cloisters with its blue panoramic tiles and access to the roof for outstanding views of this oldest section of the city is worth the admission. Tram 28 stops out front but walking down...More