A prominent feature on Lisbon's eastern shoreline is the Church of Santa Engrácia, which houses the Panteao Nacional and has a chalk-white dome. The church was built by Joao Antunes, a royal architect who is regarded as one of Portugal's most significant baroque practitioners, and construction got underway in 1682. After that, the Portuguese converted it into a National Pantheon in 1916. However, the addition of the dome in 1966 marked the end of the building. Many notable Portuguese people, like the author Almeida Garrett and the fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, are buried in its cemetery. You may see the interior's abundance of marble, and the dome's expansive terrace offers spectacular 360-degree views of the river and the neighborhood of Alfama. As it overlooks the city's historic center and the river Tagus, it is listed as a National Monument. How to explore Panteao Nacional? - The interior's beautiful symmetrical architecture is best appreciated from the dome's upper levels, while the terrace outside affords stunning vistas of historic Alfama and the Rio Tejo estuary. - Reach the upper floor by climbing up the six flights of stairs. At this altitude, a walkway encircles the inside of the dome, presenting you with stunning views of the perfectly symmetrical flooring below. - Take a ride along the Tagus River after sunset to view Lisbon from a fresh angle— the most romantic time of day. The Belém Tower, the Lisbon Cathedral, the Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George's Castle), and many more Lisbon landmarks can all be seen well from the boat as white wine is served at no charge. - You can conveniently explore the hills on an electric bike tour or electric tuk tuk. Discover the culture and history of the fascinating Chiado, Alfama, and Bairro Alto neighborhoods. Enjoy seeing well-known sites like Se de Lisboa Cathedral. You can quickly ascend slopes for expansive vistas from the National Pantheon, the So Vicente Monastery, and the venerable St. George Castle. - The traditional Feira da Ladra (flea market) is held next to this site on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Shop for amazing souvenirs and other necessities at this market.
Panteao Nacional Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon 1100-471 Portugal