National Pantheon of Santa Engracia, Lisbon
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Designed to resemble St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, National Pantheon of Santa Engracia stands both as a home to the tombs of many notable Portuguese figures and as one of the capital city's most recognizable symbols. Though it took nearly three centuries to complete, the church retains its 17th-century architecture. Its ornate Baroque facade and white dome rise above the city. Enter the basilica to explore the halls with their different coats of arms and statues. Keep your eyes open for the graves of famous figures, including former presidents, writers, singers, and Humberto Delgado--a presidential candidate who once ran against then-dictator Antonio Salazar. You'll find several memorials to legendary native explorers Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator, among others. Afterward, ascend the basilica dome for a view of the sea and Lisbon. National Pantheon of Santa Engracia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Lisbon Edition.
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  • free admission with Lisboa Card. to see, contains the history of the great Portuguese Vasco da gama until Fado Queen Amalia Rodrigues and the player Eusebio. The climb in dome offers beautiful scenery
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  • Famous people have grave Pantheon, but the majority of people that are unfamiliar to the people of Korea. But it is also a magnificent building for NEA once is not bad
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  • We don't, but it sure is worth a visit because it is a spectacular work in its grandeur and holds much of the history of Portugal. Next time I go back, I will definitely go.
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  • The walk from Sé to the National Pantheon is simply amazing. Old Alfama is a must see! The view from the top of the Pantheon is amazing. The entrance is not for free, but it's really cheap. Just do it!
  • My highlight of Lisbon! The building is very beautilful and the View is amazing. You definitly need to buy the Ticket, which includes the terrrace. :)
  • Beautiful building! If you can, go up to the rooftop. Walk around the dome to observe the beauty of Lisbon from above. Also walk the inner balcony to appreciate the greatness of construction. On a first Sunday of the months it is a free entrance.
  • I do resent having to pay to enter what is essentially a glorified cemetery but once inside, you understand the significance of this structure, not only as a feat of architecture but also because of the significance that it has in Portuguese history and culture. Awe struck is the best adjective that I experienced as I stared up into the domed roof. You question all forms of mathematics and physics to grapple with an understanding of how such a feat of construction is possible.
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