CONCEICAO VELHA CHURCH
A survivor of the Great Earthquake
Located east of Comercio
Square on Rua da Alfandega, this 16th century church is where an old 15th
century Jewish temple once stood.
The interior seen today with just one nave was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, but the elaborate doorway survived the earthquake, and is a brilliant example of early Manueline architecture.
It is decorated with angels, beasts, flowers, armillary spheres, and the cross of the Order of Christ. Also shown is Our Lady of Mercy sheltering King Manuel I and Queen Leonor beneath her stone mantle.
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How to Visit
Square - Monumental riverside square.
Municipal Square - Home of the City Hall palace.
Rua Augusta - The city's main shopping street.
Santa Justa Elevator - An Eiffel Tower-like landmark with views over the city.
Rossio Square - Lisbon's elegant main square.
Figueira Square - Busy square and transporation hub.
São Domingos Church - A church marked by tragedy.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão - Pedestrian street lined with seafood restaurants.
Casa dos Bicos - A 16th century architectural curiosity.