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Church of São Roque - Route

Church of São Roque - Route

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Route of the Church of São Roque da Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Lisbon, a unique monument in the context of Portuguese art thanks to its value historical and artistic richness. This guide provides visitors with an up-to-date look at the Jesuit temple, conceived in the light of the most recent historical-scientific research work and the conservation and restoration campaigns promoted by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. This publication presents one of the most significant monuments of Portuguese heritage, built at the end of the 16th century under the action of the Society of Jesus. According to Teresa Morna, director of the São Roque Museum, “the interior of this Jesuit temple encompasses artistic treasures that go through its harmonious decoration, including gilded carvings, polychrome marbles, tiles, mosaic compositions, painting, sculpture and the reliquaries”. The route takes the visitor through the space and history of the Church of São Roque, following a guided route from the Ermida de São Roque, through the construction of the temple, to the ornamentation, Chapels and Altars, and Sacristy of the Church of São Roque.

Authors: Maria Filomena Brito; Teresa Freitas Morna (coord.)

Year of publication: 2008
Editor: SCML, Museu de São Roque
ISBN: 9789728761240 (PT); 9789898712042 (FR); 9789898712059(ESP); 9789729761257 (ING)


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