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. 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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  • In the Chiado district. Beautiful outdoor and indoor (free entry), go there as architecture's worth.
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  • Owes its peculiarities especially the wounds left by the fire. For the rest, the most beautiful church in Lisbon. Anyway to visit. Possibly before moving from nearby to Ginginha.
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  • Felt so lucky to stumble across this gem. It has an atmosphere unlike any other church I've seen in Lisbon, indeed unlike any other church I've been to. The fact it has survived so many sad events in ...  more »
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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.