Exploring Europe’s MOST EXPENSIVE Chapel – Igreja de São Roque

Are you ready for a wild ride through the streets of Lisbon, Portugal? The first stop is the Green Affair, a delicious vegan restaurant that will have your taste buds singing. Trust me. You won’t regret it.

Next, we’ll head over to Fabrica Coffee Roasters to grab a bag of delicious coffee because, well, coffee. And since we’re on a roll, let’s stop by Landeau Chocolate and get a slice of the World’s Best Chocolate Cake. Can you even imagine?

Now that our bellies are full, it’s time to explore the Igreja de São Roque (Church of Saint Roch) – don’t let the plain white facade fool you. This place is a treasure trove of beauty. This church has everything from golden altarpieces to a grand organ, including a chapel dedicated to the patron saint of plague victims, Saint Roch.

The church is located in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, it was originally built as a shrine for Saint Roch, the patron saint of plague victims, in the 1500s. Later, in the 16th century, the Jesuits were permitted by King John III to use the site to construct a church, and Saint Roch was given a chapel in the building.

As we enter the church, you’ll notice that it has unique Italian Renaissance architecture, which is quite rare in Lisbon. The church is decorated with intricate golden altarpieces, a grand organ, and several chapels dedicated to different saints and themes. The church was built in the style of the Italian Renaissance, which is unique in Lisbon.

The Igreja de São Roque is still functional as a church, but it is also open to the public and houses a museum highlighting the art and history of the church. The museum features a collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts housed in the church, the sacristy, and the cloisters. It’s a must-see for anyone visiting Lisbon and interested in the history and art of the city.

Let’s make this tour an unforgettable experience by discovering new things and making lasting memories together. So, grab your cameras, and let’s begin this adventure!

 Igreja de São Roque, Lisbon Portugal

The Green Affair (Vegan restaurant) Lisbon, Portugal

Fabrica Coffee Roasters Lisbon, Portugal

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Hi! We’re Melissa, Michael, and Samantha. We’re a nomadic family from the United States, currently living and building our new lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow us on our adventures as we explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer.