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  • Igreja de São Domingos, Lisbon

    Lisbon’s Igreja de São Domingos church, in the Baixa district, has played a key role in many of the city’s tumultuous historical events.  It has seen earthquakes, fires, pogroms as well as royal...

    Baixa Chiado Lisbon
    Churches
  • Mosteiro de São João de Tarouca

    With construction beginning in 1154 this was the first Cistercian monastery to be built in Portugal. As with most sites of such antiquity there are a mix of architectural styles reflecting development over the centuries; from Romanesque through...

    Lamego
    Churches
  • Igreja do Memoria

    The elegant Baroque Igreja da Memória was built on the orders of King Jose I in 1760 as a gesture of thanksgiving for having survived an assassination attempt two years earlier. The location of the church marks the exact spot where the...

    Lisbon
    Churches
  • Se Velha - Coimbra

    The Sé Velha (Old Cathedral) of Coimbra is said to be the finest example of Romanesque architecture to be found in Portugal. Dating back to the beginning of the 12th century it was built as a statement of the new nation's triumph over the Moors...

    Coimbra
    Churches
  • Ermida de Santo António do Alto

    A steep climb up to the highest point in Faro will bring the visitor to the Hermitage of Santo Antonio do Alte, a small church dedicated to St Anthony.  The saint most usually referred to as St Anthony of Padua was actually born in...

    Faro
    Churches Viewpoints
  • Convento de São Bernardo

    One of Portalegre's fabled seven convents, the Convento de São Bernardo is without doubt one of the loveliest buildings in the city. The convent features a mish-mash of architectural styles ranging from 16th century...

    Portalegre
    Churches
  • Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) - Faro

    Without doubt the most macabre of Faro's many attractions is the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of the Bones), a minuscule ossuary chapel lovingly decorated with the bones and skulls of over 1000 human skeletons. The chapel forms part...

    Faro
    Churches Unusual
  • Sao Roque Church Interior - Lisbon

    The earliest Jesuit church in Portugal and one of the first in the world, the Igreja de São Roque was built in the 16th century specifically for preaching. When built it was positioned beyond the walls of the city to cut it off from Lisbon and...

    Bairro Alto Lisbon
    Churches
  • Igreja de Santa Cruz - Coimbra

    The Monastery or Church of Santa Cruz in Coimbra is rich in both architecture and history. Founded in 1131 by the canons of St Augustine the current building dates back to the 16th century and is a rich example of early...

    Coimbra
    Churches
  • Santa Engracia - National Pantheon - Lisbon

    The 17th century Church of Santa Engrácia with its huge dome was designated the National Pantheon in 1966. Within are buried many of Portugal's presidents and cultural icons

    Alfama Lisbon
    Churches Monuments

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