Basílica dos Mártires

Address:

Rua Serpa Pinto, 10-D, 1200-445 Lisboa

Opening time:

Everyday

Transports:

Bus:758
Metro:Baixa / Chiado
Tram:28

Overview

Known locally as the Basilica of Our Lady of Martyrs, the structure that we see today, completed in 1786, took nearly two decades to be built.

The building came about as a dedication to the memory of the many fallen martyrs involved Lisbon conquest (1147) from the Moors. The King Afonso Henriques’ bequest to build a permanent shrine to the memory of the crusaders was initially achieved by a small chapel until it became the beauty that we can see today.

This beautiful church replaced the earlier monument, which succumbed to the Great Earthquake of 1755.

Certainly one to add to your list of interesting places to visit, but do remember to view the exquisite marble altar and look up at the artworks on the ceiling. The working pipe organ really sets the scene and is certainly one of the most awesome anywhere.

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Latest 5 reviews

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

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