Igreja de Sao Roque, Lisbon

#3 of 66 in Historic Sites in Lisbon
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
With a modest, whitewashed facade, Igreja de Sao Roque boasts an ornate and lavishly decorated Baroque interior. Dating back to the 16th century, it remains one of the oldest Jesuit churches in the world, serving as their headquarters for over 200 years. Step inside and view numerous chapels, each adorned in gold, marble, precious stones, and delicate carvings. Admire the statues, religious paintings, and colorful mosaics that embellish the walls and ceilings of the opulent church. Put Igreja de Sao Roque into our Lisbon trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lisbon.
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  • From the outside, the church does not make a great impression, while the interior dazzles with its baroque richness, intricate decorations. A single-nave church with many side altars. Each altar is...  more »
  • In the XVI century, the place where the Church is located was located outside the city walls at a sufficient distance from the city, which was where Alfama is now. This was important because there...  more »
  • An old Church. You can go in, but much better from outside. You can approach it with an elevator or by walk. There are a lot of restaurants in nearby. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the view. 🍷
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon! Definitely worth a visit. There is also a museum attached that is worth checking out as well. For those that celebrate Mass, they do have regular services. The church does close down in the evening so plan your visit accordingly. Worth checking out!

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