Memoria Church is an elegant neoclassical domed church that stands as a reminder or "memory" of
King Jose I's escape from an assassination plot on this site in 1758.
It was built two years later, and its white dome, although smaller in size, is reminiscent of another Lisbon church, the Estrela Basilica.
It has a marble-clad interior, a small chapel, and the tomb of Marquês de Pombal, the 18th century leader responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake.
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How to Visit
Palace - An extravagant royal palace.
Ajuda Botanical Garden - Beautiful gardens overlooking the river.
Jeronimos Monastery - A World Heritage monument; Vasco da Gama's resting place.
Belem Tower - The city's icon; a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Berardo Museum - World-class collection of modern art.
Discoveries Monument - The world's explorers in stone.
Coaches Museum - The world's largest collection of magnificent royal coaches.
Maritime Museum - The story of Portugal's pioneering role in world exploration at the sea.
Archaeology Museum - Archaeological finds from over the centuries.
Belem Cultural Center - Modern cultural center with regular exhibitions and events.
Tropical Garden - Beautiful garden with rare plants from around the world.
Belem Palace - The home of Portugal's President.