Fodor's Expert Review Panteão de Santa Engrácia

Alfama Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Memorial/Monument/Tomb Building/Architectural Site Historical

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


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