Monastery of São Vicente de Fora

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  • Day4

    Igreja de S. Vicente da Fora Lisbon

    June 9, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    This is the big church we saw from the first lookout in the afternoon from the sun gate. it was off on the horizon.

    It is quite close to the Panteao Nacional. There is an arch that you go under to access it. there was a big truck trying to get up the narrow street with cars coming the opposite direction and other cars behind the trucks, quite the traffic snarl. I couldn't believe that this huge truck was actually negotiating those narrow streets, but it did. The passenger got out and had to get some of the drivers of the cars to move before he could advance. Considering how narrow these streets are the Portugeues are very good drivers.

    There was a street party in front of the church, many tents, one of them labelled Dolores....my middle name! means sorrow in spanish I think.

    You can see a very small Colin in the bottom of one of those pictures, it gives you a sense of the scale.

    there were lots of statues in the small niches, one of them may have been st george, but not sure. one of the cherubs seemed to have a lot of arrows in him.

    the pergola with the fountain (and a pigeon in the fountain) was next to the church, it had a sign inviting you in, but not at this time of night. it was closed and locked!
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  • Day11

    Church of São Vicente of Fora

    July 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    The Church or Monastery of São Vicente de Fora; meaning 'Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls' is a 17th-century church and monastery in the city of Lisbon. It is one of the most important monasteries and mannerist buildings in the country. The monastery also contains the royal pantheon of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal.

    The original Monastery of São Vicente de Fora was founded around 1147 by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques however the present buildings are the result of a reconstruction ordered by King Philip II of Spain, who had become King of Portugal (as Philip I) after a succession crisis in 1580. The church of the monastery was rebuilt between 1582 and 1629,
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Igreja de São Vicente de Fora, Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, Monastery of São Vicente de Fora

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