Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

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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. Put Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon trip planner .
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  • For those who walk the streets of Alfama on foot is easy to access. Is located near the Pantheon and flea market. The visit to your interior is something to perform carving beautiful altars and without losing any of your dome. Access to the Church is free. To visit Also the monastery while not well justified free ticket price.
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  • Beautiful church definitely worth the visit. We have not visited the monastery but the Church is beautiful
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  • I find it to be one of the most impressive sites in Lisbon. I fail to understand how only few people were there when we visited I highly recommend to see the huge monastery with all the decorations in...  more »
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  • Great view from the roof! Nice to visit on a rainy day. Several interesting exhibitions of stone paintings, shellfish and jewelry. Use around 2 hours here.
  • Whilst we were disappointed to hear there was no ball pit we did still very much enjoy visiting this site. The room full of shells was a particular favourite. Still, a ball pit would have been nice.
  • It said good for kids, could not find the ball pit. 3 stars, would not come again.
  • Nice looking church. Good stopping point for a walk.
  • Very nice church and nice flee market nearby on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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