São Roque Church & Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction

Church & Museum

Portuguese name

Igreja e Museu de São Roque


Largo Trindade Coelho – 1200-470 Lisboa

Website (portuguese)

Church: +351 213 235 066

Website Email
Museum: +351 213 235 065

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How to visit


General Ticket: 10,00€
Senior (65 and over): 5,00€
Student: 5,00€
Lisbon Card: 5,00€
Family Ticket*: 5,00€ (per person)

*Mininum: 1 Adult + 1 Young (aged 13 to 17)

Free access
  • Children (aged 12 or under)
  • Unemployed
Opening times

October to March
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

April to September
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Last admission: 30 min before closing time.

October to March
Monday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

April to September
Monday: 1 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Masses (Tuesday to Sunday: 12:30 pm)
Visits to the church are conditioned by religious ceremonies.

Closing days

January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, December 25
(except for liturgical celebrations)


Largo Trindade Coelho – 1200-470 Lisboa

Public transports

Blue & Green lines > Baixa-Chiado station
+ 6 min walk

Blue line > Restauradores station
+ 10 min walk

Train: Rossio Station
+ 7 min walk

Bus: 202, 758 > Lg. Trindade Coelho (Stop)

Tram: 24E > Lg. Trindade Coelho (Stop)

More details

  • Chapel of St. John the Baptist: a baroque style pearl, richly adorned with gilded elements, noble marbles, statues, figurative mosaics and precious liturgical objects.
  • Sacristy: fully decorated with oil paintings on canvas by André Reinoso, André Gonçalves and Domingos da Cunha.
  • Paintings by Domingos da Cunha: portraying scenes from the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.
  • Wooden ceiling: adorned with mannerist trompe-l’oeil paintings by Francisco Venegas. “Exaltation of the Holy Cross” in the central medallion is a later contribution by Amaro do Vale.
  • Wedding of Saint Alexis“: an oil painting by Garcia Fernandes (1541).
  • Apparition of the Angel to St. Roch“: an oil painting by Gaspar Dias (c.1584)
  • Goldsmithery: mainly portuguese sacred art from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as chalice, monstrance and cruet set.
  • Reliquaries: pieces resulting from the mastery of various arts. “The Reliquary Casket of St. Francis Xavier” is an exquisite example.

1498 – Foundation of the House of Mercy of Lisbon (Misericórdia de Lisboa) by Queen Leonor.

1540 – Establishment of the Society of Jesus in Portugal.

1573 – The Church of São Roque is inaugurated. Founded by the Jesuit Order.

1587-1589 – Francisco Venegas paints the ceiling of the Church.

1588 – Donation of a collection of reliquaries by João de Borja to the Jesuits.

1742 – King John V commissions architects Luigi Vanvitelli and Nicola Salvi to create the Chapel of St. John the Baptist.

1759 – Expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal. All the assets are transferred to the Holy House of Mercy of Lisbon (Santa Casa da Misericórdia).

1905 – Treasure Museum of the Chapel of St. John the Baptist (the former São Roque Museum) opens to the public.

1992 – Improvement works at the museum.

the surroundings

  • Lisbon Cathedral (1,3 km)
  • St. Jorge Castle (1,5 km)
  • St. Vicente de Fora Monastery (1,7 km)
  • Fado Museum (2 km)
  • National Pantheon (2,1 km)
  • Ancient Art Museum (2,2 km)
  • Oficina do Duque (100 m)
  • Casa dos Pecados (110 m)
  • Tapa Bucho (140 m)
  • Castro Restaurante (160 m)
  • Valdo Gatti Pizza Bio (180 m)