Igreja de São Domingos

Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Attractions, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Unusual

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Historic Sites: Revered by locals as a very special place of worship, the Igreja de São Domingos stands on the site of a long ruined convent in Lisbon's Baixa (downtown) district. It's one of the oldest churches in...  Read More
Sightseeing: The Igreja de São Domingos is one of the oldest churches in Lisbon, with foundations dating back to 1241. Built on the site of a convent near the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Escada, both of which no...  Read More

  • Historic Sites: "A display of old newspaper cuttings near the entrance illustrates the extent of the 1959 fire."
  • Sightseeing: "The sacristy survived the 1755 earthquake and escaped the fire in 1959, making it the most intact structure of the original building."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: While not the most attractive of Lisbon's many churches, Igreja de São Domingos stands out for its seemingly indestructible qualities against misfortunate.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Despite its austere and fire-damaged interior, Igreja de São Domingos remains one of the most fascinating churches in Lisbon, and certainly the most unusual.

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