"Igreja de São Vicente de Fora - Tombs" Igreja de São Vicente de Fora Tip by Willettsworld

Igreja de São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon: 21 reviews and 44 photos

In 1834, after the religious orders were dissolved in Portugal, the monastery was transformed into a palace for the archbishops of Lisbon. Some decades later, King Ferdinand II transformed the monks' old refectory into a Pantheon for the Portuguese Kings of the House of Braganza who ruled Portugal from 1640 to 1910.

All of the Braganza kings of Portugal are buried here, from John IV (1603-1656) to Manuel II (1889-1932), except for:

Maria I is buried in the Estrela Basilica in Lisbon;
Pedro IV, also known as Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, is buried in São Paulo, Brazil

A life-sized mourning statue of a woman crying stands by the tombs of King Carlos I and his heir, Prince Luís Filipe, who were assassinated in Lisbon in 1908 by radical Republicans.

Address: Largo de São Vicente, 1100-572 Lisboa
Directions: Near Arco Grande de Cima. At Monastery of St Vincent
Phone: +351 21 882 4400

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  • Written Dec 6, 2010
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