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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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One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen in my life, and believe me, as a Roman and Florentine, I have seen many in my life...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen in my life, and believe me, as a Roman and Florentine, I have seen many in my life...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is so beautiful with so many chapels inside and attached museum dated back to 17th century paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places without masses of tourists and queues it's free and the outside is v plain but inside it's a gem the chapels down each side are so ornate as is the ceiling.

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Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church inside is very beautifull. A lot of gold and sculptures that represent the innonces (children)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well-decorated Jesuit church, its plain exterior is misleading. Can feel a bit too high baroque in places. Make sure you take the funicular up to it - even that sounds like it's struggling! And buy a ticket for the funicular before you get on - it's much cheaper. Free to visit but donations appreciated.

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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 10 February 2017 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 9 February 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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