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Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina )

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Address: Largo de Sao Domingos, Lisbon 1150-320, Portugal
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07:30 - 19:00
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The church appears small from the outside, but it is quite big on the inside. Its interior architecture is stunning. Aside from its beauty, the Church has a dark history. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church appears small from the outside, but it is quite big on the inside. Its interior architecture is stunning. Aside from its beauty, the Church has a dark history. The church was responsible for the massacre of thousands of innocent Jews in 1506 - there is a memorial infront of the church, which is worth viewing. Also, the church... More 

Thank Avidesh S
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small church is fairly ordinary from the outside but it is beautiful when you get inside and worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite church in the Lisbon and among all the churches I had visited in both Spain and Portugal, not because it was the most beautiful or it was the grandest, but because I felt more than anywhere else what a church is to the worshipers. Sao Domingo is situated in the bustling center of Rossio. Yet, as... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have been lucky enough to have visited Lisbon on a number of previous times but this is the first time we have visited this church and hopefully it will not be the last. From the outside it appears to be quite normal but upon entering it is, with all due respect, a wow! It looks like a former ruin... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

this place is really charming. I have not seen many churches like this. Very calm, peaceful place, very authentic.

1 Thank Viki C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Look at the memorial to the Jewish people massacred outside this church. That memorial is in front of the church. That massacre of thousands of innocent people at Easter time 1506 arose out of events in the church. Then go inside the church and REFLECT...

2 Thank Tom H
Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were attracted to this church initially by the attractive portico and we were very glad that we ventured in. Another little oasis in the middle of a busy city, providing a welcome time of peace and contemplation.

1 Thank RWWDevon
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This beautiful church has known royalty and fire, majesty and earthquake, weddings and death. It has managed to preserve its dignity and a special aura.

1 Thank SandraCh23
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Looks like a Mexican church, beautiful by its simplicicity... the area is peaceful, the church is beautiful, not sophisticated but beautiful

1 Thank Jack B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This church partially survived the earthquake in the 1700's and you can see what was redone as most of the walls don't match the rest of the church. Great place to visit as it was where the Portuguese royal families were married.

1 Thank TheCanadianNavigator

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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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