Igreja de São Roque

Afonso Álvares e Filippo Terzi, Séc. XVI


Open Visits

Visit with no monitoring, within the designated timetable.

as visitas livres dão apenas acesso à igreja


Guided tour made by the author of the architectural project himself or by an invited specialist.

Filomena Brito e Maria Lino; nas visitas comentadas é visitado o forro do telhado

Open House Junior

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Maximum 30 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Photography allowed


The guided tours of this church dedicated to St. Roch include a visit behind the scenes and a walk over the roof of this iconic building. Built on the site of an old Manueline chapel, it is the work of the architect Afonso Álvares, but the roof and old Mannerist façade were designed by the Italian Filippo Terzi. A prototype for Portuguese Jesuit churches, it belonged to the Society of Jesus before it was donated to the Santa Casa da Misericórdia charity in 1768 after the Jesuits were expelled from Portugal. Featuring a single nave with interlinked side chapels, the church’s interior is richly decorated in a Baroque style: gilt wood carving, paintings azulejo tiles and marble elements.



Largo Trindade Coelho

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Public Transport

Bus: 28E, 758

Subway: Baixa-Chiado (Linhas Azul e Verde)

Train: Rossio (Linhas de Sintra e da Azambuja)