Igreja & Museu São Roque

sights / Religious

Igreja & Museu São Roque information

Lisbon , Portugal
Largo Trindade Coelho
church free, museum €2.50, free 10am-2pm Sun
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue, Wed & Fri-Sun, 2-9pm Thu
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The plain facade of 16th-century Jesuit Igreja de São Roque belies its dazzling interior of gold, marble and Florentine azulejos – bankrolled by Brazilian riches. Its star attraction is Capela de São João Baptista , to the left of the altar, a lavish confection of amethyst, alabaster, lapis lazuli and Carrara marble. The museum adjoining the church is packed with elaborate sacred art and holy relics; the bamboo-lined courtyard restaurant is a treat.