Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Nuno Portas, Nuno Teotónio Pereira, Pedro Vieira de Almeida and others


© Rui Cavaleiro

Open Visits

Saturday: 10h - 12h30, 17h - 18h

Sunday: 17h - 18h

Regular Visits

Saturday: 11h

Sunday: 17h


No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Maximum 30 people per visit

Photography allowed


Part of a larger parish complex, this church goes largely unnoticed even by keen-eyed city dwellers, despite the fact there is a street running through it. Breaking with religious tradition, this winning competition entry designed by Nuno Portas and Nuno Teotónio Pereira brings back the model of the primitive Roman church, reinstating the relationship between religious space and the neighbouring community. The stripped, urban character conveyed by the use of concrete is exquisitely explored by nuancing space, detail and light. Never failing to impress its visitors, this church was the recipient of the Valmor Award in 1975 and listed as National Monument in 2010.


(Português) Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, 4


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Public Transport

Bus: (Português) 702, 706, 712, 727, 744, 746, 742, 774

Subway: (Português) Linha Azul e Amarela - Marquês de Pombal