Igreja da Madalena (Magdalena Church)

Lisbon, Portugal

The original church was erected in 1150 over a roman temple build in honor of the goddess Cybele, the mother-God. Three times destroyed, three times has been rebuilt.

In 1363, a fire completely destroyed the church. In 1600 it was partially destroyed in a cyclone before succumbing to the earthquake in 1755. Queen Maria I of Portugal, in 1783 ordered to rebuild the church again.

The Vestibule of this church, in manueline style is considered one of the workmanships of its time.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Davor Kazancev (13 months ago)
Fernando Moreno (2 years ago)
Otra bonita iglesia en el centro de Lisboa. Another nice church in the center of Lisbon. Une autre belle église dans le centre de Lisbonne. Eine weitere schöne Kirche im Zentrum von Lissabon. リスボンの中心にある素敵な教会。
Renaat (4 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful church we just happend to stumble upon. Nice wall and ceiling paintings. More worth your while than the cathedral of Lisbon I must say.
Adelino Pereira (4 years ago)
Uma das 1000 igrejas de Lisboa - one of the 1000's churches in Lisbon ( sunday @12.00h you can enjoy mass in Tagalog also for Filipino comunities)
Filipe Silva (4 years ago)
One of many church's around this area, not my favorite but is nice anyway
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