Churches and monasteries, Lisbon
This beautiful neoclassical church, located in the neighborhood of Ajuda, is a symbol of importance and wealth of this area in the XIX century.
The magnificent neoclassical Basilica is the centerpiece of the ritzy Estrela neighborhood. You can get here by tram #28.
This church was built on the site of the childhood home of Saint Anthony, and it is located next to the cathedral. He is the patron saint of Lisbon.
This monastery is a World Heritage Site and besides being a site unto itself is also the final resting place of Vasco de Gama
The ruins of this convent are one of the few buildings preserved from the great earthquake. The building has been left basically as it was after the earthquake. Inside is a small archeology museum.
This Cathedral is in the Rossio area and looks much smaller than its actual size due to being tucked away behind the squares.
Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora is located in Graca area. It has impressive design and inside is a museum.
The Church of São Domingos was built in the 15th century and remodeled in the 17th after the earthquake that obliterated Lisbon. It is located off of Rossio.
Built in 1496 to be the first "Misericórdia" in Portugal (the Misericordia is an institution to help the poorer). The main door is similar to the one of Jerónimos monastery.
Monastery begun in 1460 by Henry the Navigator to offer spirtual solace to sefarers setting off for voyages. Large and ornate, it also has the burial place of Vasco da Gama.
I took almost 40 photos here and I still have the feeling that i didn`t capture the sacred spirit of this place.
Portugal is a historically Catholic country, and there are many beautiful old churches and religious buildings in Lisbon. Many are made of stone, with beautiful carvings.
This mighty monastery looked very beautiful from outside and i really wanted to see also it's interior, but it was closed.
In the old Ruinas do Carmo, there's a historical trove of incalculable value waiting for you, one that covers the whole history of the world: from pre-history to contemporary times.
For anyone visiting Lisbon it's advisable to do a trip on the tram-car nº 28. It goes through some typical and important places of Lisbon, like this one, the Basílica da Estrela.