Igreja de Sao Roque, Lisbon

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With a modest, whitewashed facade, Igreja de Sao Roque boasts an ornate and lavishly decorated Baroque interior. Dating back to the 16th century, it remains one of the oldest Jesuit churches in the world, serving as their headquarters for over 200 years. Step inside and view numerous chapels, each adorned in gold, marble, precious stones, and delicate carvings. Admire the statues, religious paintings, and colorful mosaics that embellish the walls and ceilings of the opulent church. Put Igreja de Sao Roque into our Lisbon trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lisbon.
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  • The Bairro Alto is known for the hustle and bustle of the streets, shops, restaurants and nightlife. Here you can make a stop to refuel and get loaded with good energy. Beautiful church full of history.
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  • The Church is simple on the outside but on the inside is nice. I give bad note that enter had a pretty badly educated man who wouldn't let go, when assumes that the entry is free and the man standing at the door to denying it with very bad manners
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  • We went to enter to visit and we missed very badly site shame! It was the short curly hair and blue eyes. The height of the knob then told us that if we wanted to take a look we could spend (more politely).
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  • A very beautiful church. It surely worth the visit. The museum is also very beautiful with lots of works of art.
  • Very interesting ceiling and chapels for all kind of saints and so on. The holy relics near the altar are also interesting albeit a little spooky (bones, hands etc. in vats, skulls wrapped in cloth). In terms of art history it is probably very interesting too.
  • Take advantage of the guided tours! Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Bizarre museum with some unclothed madonnas. Never seen that before, and I've been in a lot of Catholic Church museums.
  • Much better than the cathedral. And free to access. It's a mandatory visit. Rich and beautiful sacred art from the XVI and VXII centuries and a beautiful church that seems much simpler from the outside.
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