It opened its doors for its 300th anniversary on July 4th, 2011, but this church is usually closed. To visit, you’ll have to ring the bell next to the main entrance and pray that someone answers.
The inside is simply magnificent: one of the most impressive churches in the city. It served as a model for many other baroque buildings in the country, having been built during the golden years of King John V, in the 18th century. The rich décor is mostly in marble and is adorned with paintings by some of the greatest local artists of the time.
You can find the church at
Calçada do Menino de Deus nº 27, 1100
+351 21 886 3535