Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), Lisbon

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Designated a national monument, Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) was once the largest church in Lisbon and formerly served as the headquarters of the Inquisition. This church has seen its share of hard times, with an earthquake that crumbled the walls in 1755, then a fire years later. Keep an eye out for remnants of the flames that ravaged the structure in 1959, destroying many paintings and statues. Watch for the display of old newspapers in the back of the church. Put Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon attractions site.
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  • A lot of bad things have happened to this church. A massacre during the plague, a earthquake, and then a big fire. You can still see the scars of the fire on the walls and that makes this church...  more »
  • At one end of Rossio square. Free to enter. This was a major Lisbon church used by royalty. After the earthquake it was made smaller. In 1959 it was destroyed by fire and then rebuilt. When you enter....  more »
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  • One of the largest baroque churches in Lisbon. The architect that designed the church in the eighteenth century could not guess that a special "artist" would complete the works in the middle of the twentieth century, transforming the interior of the church in a unique way. This "artist " was a huge fire. You need to get inside to understand this.
  • A magnificent Romanesque Church that is free to visit in the heart of Old Town Lisbon. It has very few decorations and truly has the look of what should be an old Romanesque building. The church was heavily damaged in a fire in the 1950s but that just adds another level of character to the church.

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