The National Pantheon is a monument created by Portuguese Decree of 26 September 1836 in order to pay tribute to the Portuguese citizens who have excelled in carrying out its missions in the country. It opened to the public on 1 December 1966, with the inaugural Mass, which was attended by several influential figures in government and society.
It is the first monument in the Baroque style in Portugal and is an architect João Antunes’s work.
Among the personalities who are buried in the Pantheon, we found mostly presidents of the Republic and writers and some figures that stood out in other areas as is the case of Humberto Delgado, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira and the fado singer Amalia Rodrigues.
Some of the personalities buried in the Pantheon are:
• Almeida Garrett (1799-1854) writer and politician;
• Amalia Rodrigues (1920-1999) singer;
• Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963) writer;
• Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942-2014), football player;
• Guerra Junqueiro (1850-1923) writer;
• Humberto Delgado (1906-1965) opposing the Estado Novo (dictatorship that Portugal has been subject for years);
• João de Deus (1830-1896) writer;
• Manuel de Arriaga (1840-1917) President of the Republic;
• Oscar Carmona (1869-1951) President of the Republic;
• Sidónio Pais (1872-1918) President of the Republic;
• Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919-2004) writer;
• Teofilo Braga (1843-1924) President of the Republic.
Opening time: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00h. Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th;
Price: Normal ticket, € 4 (you can buy online here). Free entry on the 1st Sunday of each month for individual visitors and small groups (all the elements of groups larger than 12 people pay ticket), including children and young people up to 12 years inclusive.
Address: Campo de Santa Clara – 1100-471 Lisboa
How to visit:
Buses – 9, 12,28,34,35,81,82,90,746,759,794 –