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National Pantheon

The National Pantheon, housing the tombs of Portugal’s major historic celebrities, is located on the original site of the church of Santa Engrácia.

Founded in the second half of the 16th century, the building was totally rebuilt at the end of the 17th century by the architect João Antunes. Even though it was never used as a place of worship, it still preserves, under its modern dome, a majestic nave with a polychrome marble decoration typical of the Portuguese Baroque architecture. Being an icon of Lisbon’s cityscape and having a privileged location, as it overlooks the city’s historic centre and the river Tagus, it is listed as a National Monument. 

The traditional Feira da Ladra (flea market) is held next by on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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Contacts and

Governing body:
Isabel Melo
Campo de Santa Clara 1100-471 Lisboa
Lat: 38.71499137592085 Long: -9.124671220779419
+351 218 854 820

Urban Bus: 712, 728, 734, 735, 704, 745, 759, 781, 782
Electric: 28
Subway: Linha Azul (Estação de Santa Apolónia)

Parking facilities: Parking facilities: a park for cars and buses is available.

Accessibility: There is accessibility for persons with reduced mobility up to the ground floor. The lift to upper floors is not large enough for a wheelchair.

October to March - From 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:40 p.m.)

April to September - From 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:40 p.m.)

It closes on Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June, 24 and 25 December.


Standard Ticket: - 4,00 €

Payment options: cash, Visa, ATM and cheque.

DGPC Admission Fees - click here 

DGPC online tickets - buy here

Conditions of entry to DGPC Museums and Monuments click here


The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for residents in Portugal.

Educational Services: Guided visits mainly for Schools. Advance booking only.

Thematic routes: advance booking only.


Alfama Map 1

Alfama Map 2


Educational Services: Guided visits mainly for Schools. Advance booking only.

Museus e Monumentos

Os museus e os monumentos são lugares únicos que nos proporcionam experiências memoráveis e uma aprendizagem indispensável à formação da identidade.

Pela sua beleza e pelo seu enquadramento, pelas suas coleções e pela sua programação cultural, são espaços que transmitem valores, despertam memórias e interagem com a contemporaneidade. Esta área do website dá-lhe o acesso a toda a informação útil respeitante a cada um dos 23 Museus e Monumentos a cargo da DGPC.

É-lhe igualmente disponibilizada informação completa respeitante aos 151 museus agregados na Rede Portuguesa de Museus, credenciados pela DGPC.

+ DGPC Museums and Monumentos

+ Portugues Network of Museums