8 days in Portugal-5-11 to 5/18/2022

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao

Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria National
Praça de Comércio
Streets in Baixa and Alfama
Dinner at Farol De Santa Luzia
Day 2-Lisbon
Lisbon Cathedral
Church De Sao Vincente de Fora
Lisbon National Pantheon
Lunch at Time Out Market
Walking around
Dinner at Boi-Cavalo
Day 3-Lisbon
Belém Tower
Upper level
Jeronimos Monastery
Upper level/High Choir
Church of Santa Maria
Dinner at Basque
Day 4-Faro
Old town
Old town continuation
Church of San Pedro
Dinner at Villa Adentro
Day 5-Faro/Albufeira
Farmer Market

Sao Rafael Beach
Lunch at Rocha Palha
Old town, Albufeira
Stoll in Faro
Dinner at Pigs & Cows

Day 6-Faro

Ria Formosa

Desert Island

Desert island cont'


Faro Island

Dinner/Faro @ night

Day 7-Beja/Lisbon

Beja Castle

Beja Cathedral

Lunch-Adega 25


Bairro Alto, Lisbon


Day 8-Peniche/Lisbon

Surf beach

Old town

lunch @ Sardinha

Coast line

Dinner @ Ramiro

Lisbon at night

Day 2- Igreja De Sao Vincente de Fora-5/12/2022

Sao Vincente de Fora is a church located within walking distance from the Lisbon Cathedral.  We did not plan to visit it but as we were walking it was just in front of us so we decided to get in and take a look.

The Church or Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, meaning "Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls", is a 17th-century church and monastery in the Alfama district. It is one of the most important monasteries and mannerist buildings in the country.

The present building dates from the rule of Kihng Philip II of Spain over Portugal from 1580. The buildings were much damaged in the 1755 earthquake and subsequently repaired.


Steps leading to the entrance of the church.

The original church was founded in the 12th century by King Afonso Henriques, for the Augustinian Order and takes its name from its original location outside (fora) the city walls.


View of the streets below from the steps of the church.


The facade of the church has tree doors, above which are three recesses with statues, and above those are three windows.  Bell tower flank the the three doors.

The facade of the churchis built in the architectural style known as Mannerism with two towers flanking niches holding statues of saints.


This is the old entry hall with black and white marble floors.


The interior of the church has a barrel vaulted ceiling with a Baroque altar by the Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro (1731-1822).


View of the Nave from the entrance.


The nave looking toward the altar with barrel vaulted ceiling.


The beautiful main altarpiece is a Baroque work of the 18th century by one of the best Portuguese sculptors, Joaquim Machado de Castro. It has the shape of a baldachin and is decorated with a large number of statues. The church also boasts several fine altarpieces in the lateral chapels.


This another altar located against the wall.


Lots of sculputres inside the church.



The cruxification of the Christ on the right.


Another sculpture of Jesus Christ.


The Entrance/Exit door view from the Nave.



We are now outside waiting for an Uber to get to the Pantheon.



NEXT... National Pantheon of Lisbon





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