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Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

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Religious Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • Worth the visit, especially since the internal area is well cared for and the construction style calls too much attention! Is the most beautiful church of Lisbon, of which I visited.
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  • next to the Pantheon of the House of Braganza, to see the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River, beautiful place.
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  • Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora is one of the finest churches in Portugal. It was constructed at the beginning of the 17th century in a bold Renaissance style. The two tower facade is particularly strik...  more »
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  • Nice from the inside and great views from the top all around...
  • For 5 euros you'll get a lot of fun walking through different corridors, can go up the terrace and get stunning view of Sé Cathedral and Lisbon
  • A unknown gem of Lisbon that will guarantee you the best views of the city, even better than the view from the Castle. The monastery is fantastic, attractive and a whole Museum. Worth discovering it and visit it.
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