The Igreja de São Roque (Church of Saint Roch) is a Roman Catholic church in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the earliest Jesuit church in the Portuguese world, and one of the first Jesuit churches anywhere. The edifice served as the Society's home church in Portugal for over 200 years, before the Jesuits were expelled from that country. After the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the church and its ancillary residence were given to the Lisbon Holy House of Mercy to replace their church and headquarters which had been destroyed. It remains a part of the Holy House of Mercy today, one of its many heritage buildings.
Christian Holm Christensen | Dec 27, 2017
Very interesting ceiling and chapels for all kind of saints and so on. The holy relics near the altar are also interesting albeit a little spooky (bones, hands etc. in vats, skulls wrapped in cloth). In terms of art history it is probably very interesting too.
Chris Bentley | Jan 9, 2018
Beautiful little Church. You can pay a couple of Euros to go up the tower for the view. Very ornate.
Jose M Alarcon | Nov 22, 2017
Much better than the cathedral. And free to access. It's a mandatory visit. Rich and beautiful sacred art from the XVI and VXII centuries and a beautiful church that seems much simpler from the outside.
Anton CJ | Dec 25, 2017
Climbing up the stairs from Rossio Square to Sao Roque is a bad idea unless you are looking for a good workout! "Breathtaking" stuff😅
Dustin Overbeck | Aug 29, 2017
There is a nice and small plaza outside the church. I'd have expected some more outdoor cafes to sit at. There was just one cafe with 8 outdoor tables to sit at. Meh.
Flavy T | Apr 3, 2018
A very beautiful church. It surely worth the visit. The museum is also very beautiful with lots of works of art.
Dan Silverman | Mar 29, 2018
Take advantage of the guided tours! Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Simon D | May 3, 2018
Beautiful church full of treasures. Wonderfully preserved and restored. Super creepy reliquaries with visible body parts of dead people. The museum is worth the few € extra, as it holds the most precious and beautiful world of art. Also, the museum is much quieter and calm than the church. Cliff shop inside the museum. Very calm with interior courtyard.
Esthee Wong | May 23, 2018
Beautiful church which survived the earthquake and fire. The interior is a great piece of work.
pts pts | Jul 19, 2018
I was not very prudent and got there when closed. So I had to mix with all the 20 yes old. Drunks. Night wasn't terrible. So...4 stars and this Church gets my Reverence!
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