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Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Set on the site of a former monastery, Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora serves as the final resting place for much of Portugal's royal line. Stop by the church to find the tombs and graves of many members of the house of Braganca, who ruled Portugal from 1640 until 1910, including Amelia, the final deposed queen of the country. Wandering the naves and halls of the ornate building, keep an eye out for the vaulted ceilings, blue-tile depictions of historical events, medieval statues, and even some artwork from former Portuguese Goa. Note that the construction of the 16th-century building draws upon an Italian Renaissance style, featuring twin bell towers and an ornate facade. Be sure to make your way up to the rooftop, where you'll be treated to views of the Tagus River and surrounding neighborhoods. Using our world travel planner, Lisbon attractions like Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 admis...  read more »
  • See beautiful church of chalk had to walk to the back of the castle of São Jorge. Clean the sky building was not allowed during the evening time was just twilight. Also from the lookout Santa Luzia Church is beautiful and relaxing.
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  • I highly recommend the visit. You can go inside the court, see a lot of azulejos and beautiful architecture. Loved it.
  • Excellent examples of Portuguese blue tiles. Lots of rooms to explore. The climb to the roof is worth the effort for the panoramic views across Lisbon.
  • i can highly recommend taking a guided tour. costs only 1 euro more and gives Highlights on catholic church history, portugese monarchy and lots of other interesting stuff
  • Good looking church in the Almalfa area of Lisbon. You can get guided tours around the inside.
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