Martyrs Basilica

Lisboa

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The elegant Martyrs Basilica is situated in the famous Garrett street, in the exquisite quarter of Chiado, in the heart of the cosmopolitan Lisboa city.

With quite ancient origins, it is said that this Chapel was built by order of the first Portuguese king, D. Afonso Henriques, in honour to all the crusades deceased during the Lisboa conquest in 1147.
The present building started to be built in 1769 and was concluded in 1786, in a profusely decorated Baroque architectonic style, according to the Architect Reynaldo Manuel dos Santos project.
The greatest highlight of the Basilica is its ceiling with a round vault and paintings of the renowned Pedro Alexandrino dedicated to the king D. Afonso Henriques and the conquest of Lisboa to the Moors. Another highlight is the Church’s organ, considered to be one of the best in the Country, made by Silvério Machado.

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