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Igreja de Sao Roque

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Address: Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-470, Portugal
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Rich and ostentatious Baroque

It’s a Jesuite church. The exterior is surprisingly bare and unpretentious, but the interior is very rich and has numerous gigantic altar pieces in Baroque style; all of them are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It’s a Jesuite church. The exterior is surprisingly bare and unpretentious, but the interior is very rich and has numerous gigantic altar pieces in Baroque style; all of them are extremely elaborated, covered with sculptures and gilded. The ceiling is paneled and decorated with paintings. Part of the entrance to the church and the passage to the sacristy are decorated... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Read much about this church and was excited to visit. Definitely one of the highlights of my visit. The church was nonstop gorgeous. Especially interesting was the Chapel of St. John the Baptist.It was constructed in Rome, disassembled, and then shipped in three ships to this church in the 18th Century. Visit before 2pm on Sunday and admission is free.... More 

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The most beautiful church in Lisbon, arround Bairro Alto and Chiado. A must, not only the church but also the museum inside

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty and detail interior of this church close to Barrio Alto area . Wood carvings and paintings worth a close inspection

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Jesuit church is magnificent internally as it is inconspicuous from the outside. The heavy baroque decorations are overwhelming, if one does not like that style it can be suffocating. We did not spend much time in it, but I could see it is rich in history and a local guide would enhance the visit (not during services).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife, two children, relatives and I visited Lisbon in August and September 2016. The Sao Roque Church is in Chiado and Alto Barrio. You can take the funicular from Avenida Liberdade to the top. Then you walk downhill for five minutes and you will see the church. The inside of the church is very rich and nice to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

beautifull old church, the Antique paintings on the old Wood ceilling are amazing; the altars are breath taking and can be seen up close; vistors are wellcome outside mass hours

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

From the outside this church does not look much, but wow! when go inside. If you are visiting Lisbon you must visit this church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Sao Roque church (patron saint of diseases and dogs apparently... learn something every day). Stunning church with a trompe l'oeil ceiling (flat ceiling) that is very convincing and a truly beautiful chapel designed for impressing foreign dignitaries - marbles and alabasters and solid gold decorations essentially funded by the Brazilian slave trade. Definetly worth a look during a visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you aren't careful, you can walk right by this little hidden gem. The inside is exquisitely maintained.

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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