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Igreja de Sao Roque

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Address: Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-470, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 346 0361
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impressive interior

Sao Roque church (patron saint of diseases and dogs apparently... learn something every day). Stunning church with a trompe l'oeil ceiling (flat ceiling) that is very convincing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sao Roque church (patron saint of diseases and dogs apparently... learn something every day). Stunning church with a trompe l'oeil ceiling (flat ceiling) that is very convincing and a truly beautiful chapel designed for impressing foreign dignitaries - marbles and alabasters and solid gold decorations essentially funded by the Brazilian slave trade. Definetly worth a look during a visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you aren't careful, you can walk right by this little hidden gem. The inside is exquisitely maintained.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the more beautiful churches in Lisbon. The outside appearance is plain and non-impressive. The interior is entirely different. It is very well decorated and the side chapels are really beautiful. There are about a dozen of them. There is also a small museum attached, with many lovely paintings. A visit is recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to attend Sunday mass here with my husband . This is a very beautiful and ornate church , the Cathedral of San Roque located at the Barrio Alto near the Chiado district . There is a museum inside the church . The restroom is located in the museum area. The altar and ceiling was very ornate and bejeweled.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Some of the most overwhelming chapels I have ever seen. Most famous is the chapel showing Johannes Baptista

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Groningen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have seen quite a bunch of churches over the last few decades. We'll remember this one, probably because of its length/width ratio, rich decoration and mosaics. On your way to the miradouro Sao Pedro do Alcantara step in and admire this gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On the way to a Fado performance we got to view this beauty. It is simply stunning. we saw many churches all over Lisbon and this one stood out to my Husband the most.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Surprise because from the outside you don't give a penny but, as soon as you enter SAN Roque, you are mesmerized by an incredible baroque interior, with magnificent chapels (SAN Giovanni chapel, from the great Italian Vanvitelli, is absolutely astounding..), a wooden ceiling painted as in heaven etc. Definitely worth a visit..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were wandering through the Bairro Alto when we came across this plaza with a rather plain looking church but beautiful buildings beside it. Inside we found a remarkable church and of course its famous Museo do São Roque. Time didn't permit seeing the museum but the church was a wonder to sit, look and wander around. The painted roof... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Beautiful church with exquisite equipment. It can be also combine with small but very nice museum of sacred art.

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The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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