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Igreja de Sao Roque

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Address: Largo Trindade Coelho | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-470, Portugal
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very modest on the outside, a gem on the inside

Now, this is a really hidden gem. It looks so deceivingly modest on the outside one doubts if it is even worth casting a glance at it. Yet the interior is rich in stark contrast... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Poznan, Poland
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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, this is a really hidden gem. It looks so deceivingly modest on the outside one doubts if it is even worth casting a glance at it. Yet the interior is rich in stark contrast to its austere exterior. It contains the renown Italian Sao Joao Baptista Chapel, which was brought to here in pieces and reassembled. Next to the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed an unnumberable amount of stairs to get up here, but what a lovely square, and a lovely church sitting at the back of it, usual smaller church Portuguese design, white frontage, red roof etc,all these churches are worth a visit, more so for their visual splendour which is usually more impressive in the interior rather than the exterior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some spectacular artwork in this church. Make sure you pick up a leaflet (free and to the left of the door on your way in) which gives some background to the incredible paintings and sculptures. Free to enter!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Igreja de São Roque (Church of Saint Roch) dates back to the very beginning of the 16th century. After it was one of the few buildings to survive the Lisbon earthquake as it was in 1755, the royal family of Lisbon gave the building to a charity that a former queen had founded in the 15th century. It houses... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a Jesuite church. The exterior is surprisingly bare and unpretentious, but the interior is very rich and has numerous gigantic altar pieces in Baroque style; all of them are extremely elaborated, covered with sculptures and gilded. The ceiling is paneled and decorated with paintings. Part of the entrance to the church and the passage to the sacristy are decorated... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read much about this church and was excited to visit. Definitely one of the highlights of my visit. The church was nonstop gorgeous. Especially interesting was the Chapel of St. John the Baptist.It was constructed in Rome, disassembled, and then shipped in three ships to this church in the 18th Century. Visit before 2pm on Sunday and admission is free.... More 

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The most beautiful church in Lisbon, arround Bairro Alto and Chiado. A must, not only the church but also the museum inside

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very pretty and detail interior of this church close to Barrio Alto area . Wood carvings and paintings worth a close inspection

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This Jesuit church is magnificent internally as it is inconspicuous from the outside. The heavy baroque decorations are overwhelming, if one does not like that style it can be suffocating. We did not spend much time in it, but I could see it is rich in history and a local guide would enhance the visit (not during services).

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife, two children, relatives and I visited Lisbon in August and September 2016. The Sao Roque Church is in Chiado and Alto Barrio. You can take the funicular from Avenida Liberdade to the top. Then you walk downhill for five minutes and you will see the church. The inside of the church is very rich and nice to look... More 

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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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