Igreja de São Domingos

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Igreja de São Domingos information

Lisbon , Portugal
Largo de São Domingos
Opening hours
7.30am-7pm Mon-Fri, noon-6pm Sat
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It’s a miracle that this church still stands, having barely survived the 1755 earthquake, then fire in 1959. A sea of tea lights illuminates gashed pillars, battered walls and ethereal sculptures in its musty, yet enchanting, interior. Note the Star of David outside marking the spot of a bloody anti-Semitic massacre in 1506.

The square is a popular hang-out with Lisbon’s African community. At dusk locals gather for sundown cherry liqueurs at A Ginjinha .