National Pantheon of Santa Engracia, Lisbon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • You might think it's a terrible thing to say, but the truth is there is only so much old stones and churches one can bear to see in one day. It's a lovely building, and for those who like it, go for i...  read more »
  • The Building of the Pantheon is worth a visit, the receptionist was very attentive in giving various information. There is an exhibition about the history of the building on floors while you go climbing several stairs to reach the terrace almost at the top of the pantheon. The view is nice, but not spectacular. It pays to visit if you have more time, but should not be among the priorities for who's going to stay a few days.
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  • Just remember located so charmed with the inside of a church when I was at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Saved the appropriate ratios of size, Santa Engrácia Valley the ascent of the slope. Vaults full of details that take the breath away. Beautiful to see!
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  • It is a interesting building with a great view at the top. If you are not comfortable with heights or confined spaces going above the ground floor may not be for you. It is a memory place for some of the most important Portuguese personalities. It might be a bit morbid though. (It is also free to visit at the first Sunday of the month ;) )
  • Along with its historic relevance, this construction was so well designed that it is worth a visit and even a photograph. Do not miss it, if you exploring the capital
  • E impresionant simplu dar impunator, impunator fara sa epateze.
  • ational Pantheon of Santa Engracia, beautiful church with one major dome and 4 half domes. You can climb to the top balcony of the main dome for amazing views back down into the church. Its free every 1st sunday of the month.
  • With Eusébio and Amália there, we are really the country of Fátima, Futebol e Fado. The view from the top is amazing
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