Panteao Nacional
Panteao Nacional
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The construction of the church of Saint Engracia – currently the National Pantheon of Portugal - began towards the end of the 16th century and was only completed in the 20th century. This 400-year delay originated the proverb “Obras de Santa Engracia” meaning any work that never ends. A unique testimony to Portuguese Baroque art the National Pantheon stands on a hill overlooking the river Tagus being an icon of Lisbon’s cityscape. From its terrace you can have a majestic view of the city and its river. On the inside the Pantheon houses the remains of some of the most distinguished personalities of the country.
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  • Anna_Maria39_11
    Winnipeg, Canada538 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The stairs are totally worth it
    This wasn’t on our itinerary for the day but as we walked past we decided to stop as we noticed the tuk tuk tours stopping. There are several price points for entry and one of the great benefits to visiting this church for us was buying the package that included reduced tickets at the tile museum and the contemporary art museum (both of which were highly reviewed). Being able to climb up to the higher levels as well as spend time on the roof to take in the glorious 360 view from the roof on a warm day.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Michael K
    1,002 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe inspiring interior with a challenging hike to the rooftop
    This domed structure is quite impressive on the outside. Inside it is even more awe inspiring as it is over four stories high capped by the huge dome on top. Of course this means climbing to the rooftop involves a lot of stairs. When you reach the top of the stairs, you can walk around on the inside of the dome, with just a metal railing separating you and the ground below. This is not for people who has a fear of heights. The view on the outside on the rooftop is just so-so, with mostly views of tiled roofs.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • dan j
    Port Coquitlam, Canada749 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Architecture
    The Panteao Nacional is located directly behind the Monastery S. Vincente De Fora. It is an impressive building with a beautiful interior. It is worth a visit and there are bus routes and tram #28 passes nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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dan j
Port Coquitlam, Canada749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Panteao Nacional is located directly behind the Monastery S. Vincente De Fora. It is an impressive building with a beautiful interior. It is worth a visit and there are bus routes and tram #28 passes nearby.
Written 8 November 2023
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tailsock
Raleigh, NC766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Visited on a rainy day in October. I didn't plan to go upstairs, just take in the interior. I don't know what I was expecting but I was done in under a half hour or so. Each corner you had access to had several tombs of important people in Portuguese history. Other than that there was very little to look at. If it were my first time to Europe I may've been more impressed but it wasn't. St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Seville Cathedral, St. Peter's in Rome, any number of churches in Belgium. even the Pantheon in Paris. I'm glad I went but wasn't very impressed. Looks much nicer from the outside.
Written 30 October 2023
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Shannon M
Glasgow, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
there’s lots of stairs but it’s definitely worth the view, lots of famous and influential Portuguese figures and celebrities are entombed here too. right behind the building is a market which is open on Saturdays which is worth a visit too,
Written 5 July 2023
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Michael K
1,002 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This domed structure is quite impressive on the outside. Inside it is even more awe inspiring as it is over four stories high capped by the huge dome on top. Of course this means climbing to the rooftop involves a lot of stairs. When you reach the top of the stairs, you can walk around on the inside of the dome, with just a metal railing separating you and the ground below. This is not for people who has a fear of heights. The view on the outside on the rooftop is just so-so, with mostly views of tiled roofs.
Written 16 June 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The National Pantheon is situated at Campo de Santa Clara in the Alfama neighbourhood. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm (April - Sept) and 10am to 5pm (Oct - Mar) and entry is €4 per person. There are a couple of ticket combo options that include entrance to other museums as well. It is a massive building that dominates the area skyline.

Historically, this was the Church of Santa Engracia that was built in the late 17th century in Baroque style. The building is laid out in the shape of a Greek Cross and features curved nave and four corner square towers as well as a massive centre dome (added in the 19th century).

The church was converted into the National Pantheon in 1916 and is now the resting place of many important historical Portuguese figures with tombs and cenotaphs situated in the ground floor corner rooms. You can also walk up several series of staircases that take you to higher levels of the Pantheon, where you have elevated views of the nave area down below. Walk all the way to the top and you can enter the rooftop area where you also have remarkable views of the surrounding Alfama neighbourhood and large stretch of the Tagus River.
Written 7 June 2023
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Anna_Maria39_11
Winnipeg, Canada538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This wasn’t on our itinerary for the day but as we walked past we decided to stop as we noticed the tuk tuk tours stopping. There are several price points for entry and one of the great benefits to visiting this church for us was buying the package that included reduced tickets at the tile museum and the contemporary art museum (both of which were highly reviewed). Being able to climb up to the higher levels as well as spend time on the roof to take in the glorious 360 view from the roof on a warm day.
Written 1 June 2023
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit here . Exit the metro station through the train station and head uphill past the military museum.

Steep hill to get there but well worth the effort for the views and the building itself is very interesting. This is no longer an active church but retains a sacred atmosphere.
Written 22 May 2023
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Impressive architecture, one of the landmarks for the city. The view from the top is incredible, worths the climbing.
Written 1 May 2023
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mike a
Managua, Nicaragua46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Great architecture, Pantheon, Dome, climb to the top for some of the best pictures of Lisboa, highly recommend and another great church just above.
Written 22 March 2023
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Ricochan
New York391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was our first touristic stop in Lisbon. We found a few miradouros and took some pictures, but view from the rooftop of Panteao Nacional was the one I still remember the most.
I looked down the center of the ground floor from the top only to find myself too thrilled of height! The railing is definitely lower than I am used to in the US. The building was well preserved to honor those resting in peace, but I was worried about smaller children (or even myself) who could fall from the top floor. With a Lisboa Card, admission is free.
Written 7 March 2023
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