Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), Lisbon
(4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. For Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ) and beyond, use our Lisbon trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Lisbon vacation.
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  • Very particular Church. See for its originality of architecture. An impression of ruin but gold finish. Hard to describe.
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  • The church built on the spot where he was born Antonio. An important place for Catholics, in1982 year Pope John Paul II visited the Church. For me it turned out sad, most likely here I stole a purse. Desire to light a candle is a large losses. Be careful, the thieves masquerading as tourists.
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  • When I joined this church I was under the impression that something in my soul is broken, like I have seen Christ wounded. It is absolutely not to be missed.
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  • This church has a lot of history and has so much meaning to Lisbon. Worth visiting
  • Please help donate to this church for in need of restoration. Such great historical building needs to be conserved for future generations to enjoy
  • Well worth a visit. Really interesting background story. Lovely inside and outside. Great find in Lisbon.
  • Incredible internal structure showing earthquake and fire damage. Worth a visit.
  • Nice church with a ton of history and particular charm. Worth a read to their wiki page.