Igreja de Sao Roque

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5 expert recommendations



Adjoining the church, the Museu de Arte Sacra (Museum of Sacred Art) displays an engaging collection of rich clerical vestments and liturgical objects. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The Jesuits, who at one time were so powerful they virtually governed Portugal, founded St.Roque Church in the late 16th century. Full review →


Let's Go

The Plague reached Lisboa in 1505, brought into the city on an infested ship from Venice. King Manuel I was not too happy about this and requested a relic of São Roque from the Venetians... Full review →

The church is truly magnificent, with not a square inch untouched by the ornate decorations, so be sure to look up at the beautifully painted ceiling.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The plain facade... belies its dazzling interior of gold, marble and Florentine azulejos. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

A masterpiece of Italian Baroque, originally built in Rome in 1742, dismantled and transported to Lisbon where it was re-erected in around 1750. Full review →

Do not miss the paintings of the life of St Francis.

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