The most beautiful churches in Lisbon: 6 mandatory stops

Many people choose to visit the city because of these emblematic places, although this is not the case, at Luzeiros Suites we always recommend that some of the churches be part of your Lisbon tour. Unparalleled in beauty, these churches allow the encounter with various styles of architecture that have marked the Portuguese capital over the centuries and tell the story of the dynamics, tradition and history of the city, in a very unique way. After a relaxing night in our unit, you can get lost in the wonders of these beautiful and unavoidable structures.

Find our selection of the 6 churches in Lisbon that, due to their beauty, are a must visit.

1.Sé Catedral de Lisboa

The Cathedral is one of those buildings that mark a city. With the first stone laid in 1147, a few years after the birth of Portugal the church was completed in the 13th century, bringing a Romanesque style and, even nowadays, a visible magnificence.
Because of its beauty, the church is the stage for the famous Weddings of Santo António, the patron saint of the city. If you visit Lisbon during the santos populares, you may have the opportunity to attend this event.

2. Basílica da Estrela

This eighteen-century church was created in the name of D. Maria I, the result of a promise made by the queen if she had D. Pedro’s child. Apart from the striking beauty of the building, both outside and inside, it is also where you can find the monarch’s tomb.

3. Panteão Nacional

The Panteão Nacional is a beautiful building with imposing architecture that deserves a visit, not only for its beauty but also for its heritage value. This building has three tomb rooms where some of the most acclaimed Portuguese personalities found their final resting place, including authors, presidents and even the most famous Fado singer in Portugal: Amália Rodrigues, who would celebrate her 100 birthday this year. You can also get to know the Fado houses in the Portuguese capital.

4. Igreja Santa Maria de Belém

At the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, characterised by a typical Portuguese style – the Manuelino style – you will find the church of Santa Maria de Belém. In addition its magnificent beauty, this building also has an interesting history, being the resting place of D. Sebastião, the navigator Vasco da Gama and the poet and national hero Luís Vaz de Camões. This church’s vault and the beautiful stained glass windows signed by Abel Manta are only some of the reasons why it is such an essential visit.

5. Igreja do Menino de Jesus

In Santa Maria Maior, very close to the emblematic Castelo de São Jorge, you can find this 18th century church. The immense stone structure was built in 1711 and survived the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon’s downtown in 1755. Keeping its grandeur and beauty, this church allows you to delight in the details of its walls and ceiling, which display amazing paintings.

6. Igreja de São Roque

Blending the Baroque and Mannerist styles, the igreja de São Roque was also a religious building that managed to survive, almost intact, the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. This church has maintained, since the 17th century, a strong connection with the Santa Casa da Misericórdia and presents an interior with an unquestionable beauty, which is definitely worth a visit.

R. Augusto Rosa 31, 1100-532 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 7pm / Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm / Sunday: closed

Sé Cathedral of Lisbon

Alfama, Castelo e Graça

Dedicated to the Mother of God, the Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa, or Basilica of Santa Maria Maior, is the headquarters of the Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Sé parish. Built in the 12th century, it is the oldest church in the capital. It has undergone several interventions over time, particularly after the 1755 earthquake, and has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.

Lisbon's Sé Cathedral has a recognised value, not only religious and spiritual, but also historip...

Campo de Santa Clara, Lisboa, Portugal
Terça a domingo: das 10h às 17h

Panteão Nacional


Situado na Igreja de Santa Engrácia, o Panteão Nacional destina-se a homenagear grandes figuras portuguesas que se distinguiram por serviços prestados a Portugal, como cargos públicos, militares, científicos e artísticos. O Panteão Nacional ergue-se numa das colinas da cidade e exibe um miradouro com vista privilegiada sobre o rio Tejo.

Praça do Império, Praça do Império, Lisboa, Portugal
Segunda a sexta das 10h às 17h

Igreja Santa Maria de Belém

Belém e Restelo

No emblemático Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, caracterizado pelo estilo manuelino, típico português, irá encontrar a Igreja de Santa Maria de Belém. Além da beleza magnífica, este edifício conta uma história interessante, sendo o local de repouso de D. Sebastião, do navegador Vasco da Gama e do poeta e herói nacional Luís Vaz de Camões. Considerado monumento nacional e património mundial da UNESCO, a abóbada da Igreja Santa Maria de Belém em conjunto com as suas três naves e com os belíssimos vitrais assinados por Abel Manta são algumas das razões pelas quais a visita a esta igrp...

Calçada do Menino Deus 25, Lisboa, Portugal
Terça a domingo das 10h às 17:30h

Igreja do Menino de Jesus

Alfama, Castelo e Graça

Em Santa Maria Maior, muito próximo ao emblemático Castelo de São Jorge, encontrará a setecentista Igreja do Menino de Deus. A imensa estrutura de pedra foi construída em 1711 e sobreviveu ao terramoto que destruiu a Baixa Pombalina, em 1755. A Igreja conseguiu manter a sua grandiosidade e beleza tão características, mantendo os pormenores das suas paredes e do seu teto que ostentam belíssimas pinturas. A imponente fachada principal, de traço maneirista, integra elementos barrocos e o interior da Igreja caracteriza-se pelos painéis de azulejos que evocam temas religiosos.p...

Igreja de São Roque, Largo Trindade Coelho, Lisboa, Portugal
Monday from 2 pm to 6 pm / Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm / Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm.

Church of São Roque

Bairro Alto

Built in the second half of the 16th century, the São Roque Church is a Catholic church, dedicated to São Roque, which is architecturally characterised by its simplicity. It once belonged to the Society of Jesus, being the first church in Portugal and considered one of the first Jesuit churches in the world. With the expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal in 1768, both the church and the auxiliary residence were given to Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.

Estrela, 1200-667 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

Basílica da Estrela

Estrela e Lapa

Located opposite garden Jardim da Estrela, the Estrela Basilica, also known as the Royal Basilica and Convent of the Most Holy Heart of Jesus, is a renowned Catholic temple and former convent of Carmelite nuns. The church, topped by a dome, was inaugurated in 1794 and has characteristics of the late baroque and neoclassical style. The Estrela Basilica was the first church in the world dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It also has a magnificent 18th century nativity scene by Machado de Castro with cork and terracotta figures.


T. 21 382 56 11(chamada para número fixo nacional)