Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem, Lisbon

About Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem, Lisbon

Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem, Lisbon - Address, Phone Number

Address: Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: +351-213620004

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Completed in 1601, it took a century to build this stately, mind-numbingly beautiful church and monastery. Its architecture is known as the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline; this, and other important features, made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Its highlights are:

  • Ornate Manueline south portal by Joao de Castilho
  • The Axial portal is noted for its evident signs of transition from the Gothic style to Renaissance
  • The transept's unsupported vault gives rise to the illusion that it is floating
  • Six 25-metre-highoctagonal columns of intricate Renaissance decoration
  • Altars from the 16th and the 17th centuries
  • The classical Chancel by Jerónimo de Ruao, made for the royal family, with tombs of king Manuel I and his wife Maria of Aragon; and of King Joao III and his wife Queen Catherine of Austria.
  • Tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camoes
  • The beautifully laid out two storey cloister of the monastery.
  • Tomb of the poet Fernando Pessoa, poet and playwright Almeida Garrett, historian Alexandre Herculano, and erstwhile presidents Teofilo Braga and Oscar Carmona

Also located on the complex are the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Archaeological Museum) and the Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum).

Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem Opening and Closing Hours

Mass times:

  • Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am, 12pm and 7pm
  • Monday to Saturday: 9:30am and 7pm

How To reach Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem by Public Transport

  • Buses 15E, 201, 727, 751 stop Belem-Jeronimos

Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem, Lisbon Reviews - Write a Review

  • Don't forget to have a quick visit to this church. It's huge and beautiful. It is a little bit crowded but if you are in Lisbon, don't forget to visit this place.

  • One of the more beautiful churches. Amazing windows, impressive height and stone work

  • Free admission. Nice church

  • Way too crowded. Line a 14h looks like 2h of waiting in full sun. Looks huge thought.

  • Inside the Vasco da Gama tomb. Free entry. Beautiful interior.

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