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Igreja da Madalena

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Little church at the foot of the Alfama district

You may notice this church as you enter the Alfama from the newer and more touristy Baixa District... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Luis Obispo, California
Stunning frontal architecture

Lisbon is blessed with numerous beautiful churches. This one is also beautiful, and well worth a... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Newbridge, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may notice this church as you enter the Alfama from the newer and more touristy Baixa District. Its a nice place though not exactly impressive, which is to say, much like most of what Lisbon has to offer, nice but... kinda average. It's free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertAleksandrowicz
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Lisbon is blessed with numerous beautiful churches. This one is also beautiful, and well worth a visit. Only one thing, please try and be quiet, there are people in there praying. We were inside and the noise wasn't conducive to prayer. Sad!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Lisbon is blessed with many churches and this is another that is worth a visit. The Magdalene Church that currently exists is the result of several reconstructions. In 1755 the church was demolished by the Lisbon earthquake and had to be rebuilt. The church was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 25 May 2018

A church placed close to the Se de Lisboa(Lisbon Cathedral),at less than 200m.Not one of the most interesting churches of Lisbon,but worth a short visid.The facade is plain,white,not very impressive. The interior is more interesting,with a very nice decorated ceiling.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zuv
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We walked into the church and were the only visitors there. As I raised my camera to take a photo, I heard a loud banging noise coming from the front/side of the church. It was a staff member - the only other person in the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Found this while walking towards the Cathedral and at first thought it was ? The Church was first built in 1150 , burnt down, rebuilt, damaged again , then totaled by the 1755 earthquake ! Sounds like a Monty Python script ?? Rebuilt again by...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The present church is the reconstruction of the building from the 12th century which was destroyed by fire in the 14th century. It was additionally damaged by cyclone in 1600 and earthquake in 1755. Finally, it was rebuilt from its foundations in the 18th century....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I arrived as a service was just coming to conclusion. Not very many worshippers but the church itself was nice and from the look of things, still active and used by the community. Love tile work in Portugal. There are great examples on this church's...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mrportland
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We've been past this church countless times and decided to pop in on Easter Monday. Very glad we did. The interior is beautiful and there is no charge to enter- nor was there a charge for the interesting exhibition about the Turin Shroud. Unfortunately it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 4 February 2017

As you would expect as with Rome there are large churches with magnificent interiors all around. It is not the best example I have seen but impressive none the less.

Date of experience: January 2017
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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
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"Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake
construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the
Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
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