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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  • Ancient Church of Lisbon who wears the clear signs of a troubled past! Dark and fascinating is a church that I recommend to visit even if you are not religious. ... is a story that speaks!
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  • As soon as I got to the hotel I was staying in Lisbon (HOTEL II) opened the curtains of her bedroom window and ran into the back of this church. I set out to meet her and I confess that looking from the outside, she was not a lot of other churches that had already known elsewhere in my trip but, when built my way into was taken of the vision of beauty that I can't describe. I meant to stay 20 minutes, I finished getting 2 hours and watched the mass. Worth the visit.
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  • This church, which makes a special impression from the outside, is very interesting on the inside: the walls of the ship of the skin are supported by very old, very large pillars. The undecorated blanket is colorfully painted in red-orange which, together with the attached Windows for a pleasantly light interior makes.
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  • A hidden gem! The building went through a fire many decades ago and they decided to restaure the interior leaving some traces of the fire and embracing the damages done. The result? An amazing mix of old and new really worth visiting.
  • 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.
  • 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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