Sunday, October 5, 2014

Former Church Of São Julião


Downtown Lisbon
Dating back to the 17th century, this church was rebuilt after the 1775 Earthquake and sold to the Banco de Portugal (National Bank) in 1933. The interior has recently been transformed and the building currently houses the Money Museum.

13 comments:

Gunn said...

Well, I guess the bank must have the money and have found some clever people to do the work. You are surrounded with beauty where you are living.
Nice to follow your blog!

Mersad said...

A very impressive building!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

TexWisGirl said...

mighty pretty!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely building, beautiful skies and a terrific capture as always, Jose!! Always a delight to visit your blog -- next best thing to being there myself!! Have a great new week!!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful building.

RedPat said...

A perfect place for a money museum!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Lovely building but I would never have thought it was a church. Have a good week Diane

VP said...

An interesting story: a church was rebuilt only to be sold to the Banco de Portugal?

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't have thought it had once been a church. It's good to know it's being used.

Randy said...

Beautiful building.

Bob Crowe said...

Church, bank, money museum. Somehow it all fits together.

José Mendonça said...

@VP: No! :-) The church was rebuilt in the late 18th century and sold to the Banco de Portugal about one and a half centuries later.

@Bob Crow: Absolutely!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful old building.