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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. 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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  • Beautiful imposing church, cloister and monastery decorated with a superb collection of tiles unique and beautiful.
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  • Drawing on our last day in Lisbon, met this beautiful church at the top of the Alfama district in a tuk tuk. It is worth to be visited.
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  • Church and monastery in Al'fame. Free entrance to the Church is a huge, large-scale Cathedral. Near the entrance to the monastery, worth € 4, visitors to little by little, no employees inside, only at the entrance. In the monastery the largest collection of Portuguese paintings from the blue and white ceramic tiles (azulezhush), the Tomb Kings. It is in the tomb is very ispugavshaja me the statue-near one of the sarcophagi is worth grieving nun back in long white mantle. And when we move forward, you understand that it is a marble statue. a little creepy when one are indoors. From the roof of the monastery is one of the most fascinating species of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Highly recommend a visit.
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  • So much more beautiful than the monastery! This was a much better experience too - no lines and way less people. Also, it cost a lot less (5€ for adults, 2.50€ for students). The grounds are very lovely and most of the original blue and white tile work had been very well preserved.
  • Worth every penny. One of the more impressive things we did so far. Lots of intact blue tile walls combinded with a panoramic view of the city.
  • A huge building with many exhibitions. Amazing views across the city and towards the Port from the very top of the tower. Many courtyards and amazing blue tiles around the courtyards and up the staircases.
  • 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 highly recommend the visit. You can go inside the court, see a lot of azulejos and beautiful architecture. Loved it.