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National Pantheon of Santa Engracia

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Address: Largo de Santa Clara, Lisbon 1100 - 471, Portugal
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+351 21 885 4820
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Built in 1681, Santa Engracia Church is the National Pantheon, where the...

Built in 1681, Santa Engracia Church is the National Pantheon, where the elevator inside whisks visitors to the top of the dome to enjoy a sweeping 360-degree panorama of the city below.

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Quick visit to Lisbon Pantheon from cruise ship

We were docked in Lisbon and our day tour was over. The Pantheon loomed over us up the hill from the dock but we had 2 hours to be on board. I made a dash for it and while a... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were docked in Lisbon and our day tour was over. The Pantheon loomed over us up the hill from the dock but we had 2 hours to be on board. I made a dash for it and while a rather vigorous climb made it fairly quickly. I then paid a nominal entry fee and climbed many stairs to get... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National Pantheon was originally the church dedicated to a martyr of Braga, Saint Engracia. The building was designed by Joao Antunes, the most important baroque architect of Portugal, in the 17th century. It is an imposing structure which became the final resting place for many famous Portuguese citizens.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of Portugals most important historical figures are buried here. The building is nice and cold on a hot day. Not sure it was the coolest but definitely a cool building for architecture buffs.

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Leeds UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after a trip to the castle. It is in a quieter part of Lisbon, so not too many tourists. We went towards the end of the day and being on the outer terrace in the sun was a hilight of our Lisbon trip. Make sure you visit the terrace and also the inner dome, which gives you... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building has a nice view from the terrace. The architecture is nice. There is interesting information about famous Portuguese people in history. Nice visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

National Pantheon of Santa Engracia was originally constructed as a church at the end of the 17th century and underwent many alterations until it was finally finished in 1966.It is a fine building which stands on one of the highest hills of Lisbon so can be easily seen from many parts of the city. In 1916 it was converted from... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th-century monument in Lisbon, Portugal. Originally a church, in the 20th century it was converted into the National Pantheon.they charge 4 euros to get in and not sure it is worth it, you can view some of the space from the entrance.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Beautiful Memorial to Portugal's greats and the building itself is amazing, but be ready for lots of stairs. Vertigo is the order of the day as you look down on the gallery from the top, but amazing views from the outside.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This building turned out to be a bit of a dispointment for me after seeing Sao Vicente Monastery. It is a building dedicated to people who greatly contributed to Portugal. Outside of the roof view that provides a panomaric scene, there wasn't much since the "tombs" on the main floor aren't even the real tombs of the people. Just memorials.... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came across this by accident. We were wandering the lanes of the Alfama district and turned a corner to be astonished by the view of this starting white building shining in the sun. It's worth reading up about the concept either before or taking the time to read the info boards when you are there. It is very cheap... More 

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