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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Ro Chelle (10 months ago)
There is a Filipino mass every sunday at this church start at 12:15 pm.
MD Mainul Islam (13 months ago)
Nice place
Dodo Perpectua (14 months ago)
Because of its antiquity value, sculpted statue and ceiling painting
Silvia Sam (2 years ago)
Standing tall with centuries old history despite having gone through natural disaters and others....
Peter Vorobieff (2 years ago)
The church was originally built here in twelveth century, but it was rebuilt several times, the last time after the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Occasionally you can catch a classical music performance in the sacristy.
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