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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  • The Pantheon where there are the graves of prominent Portuguese has a hidden treasure. This is the roof of the building from which the view is unique, long the best from all the city's Miradouros. Don't miss it
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  • The site points out, is impressive, especially on the outside. Inside I found nothing exceptional, is a tribute to many Portuguese personalities, but I didn't think the collection very attractive. The view from the terrace, where the river Tagus is the protagonist, is beautiful!
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  • This pantheon is a journey through the history of the most famous Portuguese history, excluded Royals. Even the footballer Eusebio was buried here. Visit very interesting!
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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.
  • Lisbon reminds me of San Francisco. With its uphill roads and stone paved streets. It's a beautiful city to explore complete with shopping centres like the Armazen de Chaido. They even have tram ways and a bridge similar to that in San Fran. And their taxi fare is relatively cheap around 4 Euro going to the mall from the cruise port