Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), Lisbon

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Designated a national monument, Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ) was once the largest church in Lisbon and formerly served as the headquarters of the Inquisition. This church has seen its share of hard times, with an earthquake that crumbled the walls in 1755, then a fire years later. Keep an eye out for remnants of the flames that ravaged the structure in 1959, destroying many paintings and statues. Watch for the display of old newspapers in the back of the church. Put Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon attractions site .
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  • You should visit and know its history to assess it. It is amazing what passed and what you feel when you look at it. The damn Church. If you come to Lisbon to learn its history and then visits it. Let me know.!
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  • A church with her dark history, nice architecture, a special style; it was the wedding church from the royals; still and dark impression, damaged by earthquakes and a fire, but - surviving all difficu...  more »
  • This Baroque church was burned 40 years ago and has been magistralmente "restored"by architect Canas. It is a say a summer cleaned, consolidated, covered with a dome. The triumphant gilding and sculptures gave rise to a magical temple, Baroque, but all gray, like a mirage lost in the half-light. Must see
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  • Very different from many other church’s that you have likely been in before. Destroyed by 1755 earthquake and still not fully restored. Very interesting to see
  • Amazing church. Terrible fire in the 50s left it damaged. A new roof is on but the decay remains giving an eerie feeling.
  • one of the most beautiful and energetic church we have visited. to go during the evening religious service.
  • It stands strong, bearing its scars. It's an amazing place. Words can't describe it. Very emotional.
  • You must see this church. Don't worry about covering yourself too much. People here are more open minded than in Spain and Italy.

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