The archway is very angry. It is easy to be attracted by the appearance of this church when you come here. It is full of medieval-style buildings. The interior is still free to visit. The space is quite large. The light is not very good in the afternoon, and you can see a little. [View] The view here is not bad [Interest] Very interesting
The church was built in 1241, before the establishment of the Portuguese Republic, as the church for the Portuguese royal wedding. The church was partially damaged in the 1531 earthquake and completely destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. It was rebuilt soon, but it was not completed until 1907. In 1959, the church was damaged by fire again, and many important paintings and sculptures were damaged. After reconstruction, there are still many remnants of the original fire.
A rare vertical elevador. There was a long queue when I visited and we had limited time before our flight, but it was a brilliant thing to do and totally worth the wait. There’s not much to see on the way up in the elevador as it’s enclosed, but once you’re at the top there are good views all around. The lift takes you up a steep hill to the level of Convento do Carmo.
The Elevator is special within Lisbon as it provides a much easier way to get from the foot to the top of the hills.
Beautiful night view of the city.
The Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift) is a beautifully crafted elevator that transports passengers from the Baixa district up to the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo church. The Elevador de Santa Justa is an industrial-age marvel, with the outer ironwork structure forming glorious neo-gothic arches, while inside two sumptuous polished wood carriages whisk passengers up in style.The Elevador de Santa Justa is one of Lisbon’s most unique tourist attractions, and from the top viewing platform there are great views over central Lisbon.
Very powerful church. Europe is not for lacking the beautiful and overpowering churches. The interior of this church presents a stark contrast with the rest of the luxuriously adorned churches which granted it an unique and powerful place in history. Igreja de Sao Domingos was first constructed in the 13th century, and after having survived multiple earthquakes and restorations, it was again devastated by fire in the 20th century which took the lives of a few and took much of the interior with it. As a result, the interior of the church is left with the remnants marks of injury from the many disasters, and yet it is still standing strong. It almost felt as if I was making a trip back in time and experiencing the ache of the structure while standing in the middle of it.