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Panteão de Santa Engrácia

  • Campo de Santa Clara Map It
  • Alfama
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

The large domed edifice immediately behind and below São Vicente is the former church of Santa Engrácia. It took 285 years to build, hence the Portuguese phrase "a job like Santa Engrácia," meaning one that seems to take forever. Today the building doubles as Portugal's Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon), housing the tombs of Portugal's former presidents as well as cenotaphs dedicated to its most famous explorers and writers. A more recent arrival is fado diva Amália Rodrigues, whose tomb is invariably piled high with flowers from admirers.

Sight Information

Address:

Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-471, Portugal

Map It

Phone:

21-885–4820

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Closed Mon.

Published 03/15/2017

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