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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  • After entering in thousands of churches, this really made a strong impression. The walls and columns of the giant building suffered damages that were not restored on purpose. This leaves an air dark and creepy. I suggest visit to understand the why of it.
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  • We were attracted to this church initially by the attractive portico and we were very glad that we ventured in. Another little oasis in the middle of a busy city, providing a welcome time of peace and...  more »
  • This beautiful church has known royalty and fire, majesty and earthquake, weddings and death. It has managed to preserve its dignity and a special aura. 
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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.