Photographer's Note

The National Pantheon is situated in the So Vicente de Fora old quarter of Lisboa, in the Santa Engrcia Church.

The current building is located in the place where a Church in 1568 had been already erected, by the occasion of the creation of the old quarter of Santa Engrcia.

The temple is built in Mannerist architectural style from the 17th century, and was modified in the 18th century in Baroque style, and started functioning as a Pantheon from 1916 onwards.

Several of the most prestige Portuguese personalities here are buried: Presidents of the Portuguese Republic, National Poets and Artists, and individualities important in the Portuguese History.

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