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
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