São Vicente de Fora is located in the left side of the image.
The original Monastery of São Vicente de Fora was founded around 1147 by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, for the Augustinian Order. The Monastery, built in Romanesque style outside the city walls, was one of the most important monastic foundations in mediaeval Portugal. It is dedicated to Saint Vincent of Saragossa, patron saint of Lisbon, whose relics were brought from the Algarve to Lisbon in the 12th century.
The present buildings are the result of a reconstruction ordered by King Philip II of Spain, who had become King of Portugal (as Philip I) after a succession crisis in 1580. The church of the monastery was built between 1582 and 1629, while other monastery buildings were finished only in the 18th century. The author of the design of the church is thought to be the Italian Jesuit Filippo Terzi and/or the Spaniard Juan de Herrera. The plans were followed and modified by Leonardo Turriano, Baltazar Álvares, Pedro Nunes Tinoco and João Nunes Tinoco.
The church of the Monastery has a majestic, austere façade that follows the later Renaissance style known as Mannerism. The façade, attributed to Baltazar Álvares, has several niches with statues of saints and is flanked by two towers (a model that would become widespread in Portugal). The lower part of the façade has three arches that lead to the galilee (entrance hall). The floorplan of the church reveals a Latin cross building with a one-aisled nave with lateral chapels. The church is covered by barrel vaulting and has a huge dome over the crossing. The general design of the church interior follows that of the prototypic church of Il Gesù, in Rome.
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Sergiom (39078) 2012-09-14 4:41
Une autre superbe image des toits de Lisbonne. J'aime l'enchevêtrement des lignes et des formes vers le point culminant des deux clochers.
snunney (67172) 2012-09-14 6:22
A most splendid panorama over the rooftops of Lisbon. There is much to see in addition to the fine focal point offered by the monastery church. Very good colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
Nicou (97509) 2012-09-14 6:26
merveilleuse vue de Lisbonne superbe cpatage avec tous ces beaux toit ocres ces maison collées les une aux autres ce coupoles qui ressortent dans ce beua ciel, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-14 6:33
Hello Daniel! The red roofs ug many windows and lines mark the position of the monastery!Very good colour contrasts and excellent sharpness. Beautiful eyes, clear images! and details!
holmertz (26854) 2012-09-14 8:09
This is possibly the most impressive view to be found in Lisbon. The combination of red roofs, tightly packed houses on the hillsides, churches and the glimpse of the sea is overwhelming.
adramad (27544) 2012-09-14 10:38
A wonderful composition, with all these red roofs covering this hill and in the highest church of San Vicente.
Beautiful complement the roofs and the beautiful facades, the horizon we see on the right, with the Tagus estuary, gives a good DOF to composition. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-09-14 13:23
Enchanting window of Lisbon! Beautiful red roofs between the white and the gray of the sky! Excellent and charming color effect! The performance of the beautiful houses that lead to the cathedral!
Best regards and good weekend, Nino
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-09-14 14:56
Quanto è bello l'effetto di questa distesa di tetti rossi, la panoramica su Lisbona è molto attraente. Un caro saluto.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-14 16:52
great view, the composition is very spectacular, the colours and details are beautiful, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jjcordier (62280) 2012-09-14 22:46
Jolie photo de ce monastère qui domine ces toits rouges qui guident notre regard jusqu'à lui.
emka (57992) 2012-09-14 23:44
Hi Daniel, Wonderful view of the alfama, with all these red roofs. Nice POV chosen. A lot of details to see.
timecapturer (30190) 2012-09-15 6:08
classic Lisbon but captured so wonderfully. Love the sense of history and wonderfully detailed buildings under this plethora of striking red rooftops. Captivating image.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-15 8:28
A delightful view across the roofs, Besides the appealing pattern created by the shingles, windows and spires, the light you captured is really attractive and adds a special touch to the overall apperance. The river towards the hazy horizon makes a nice background.
Enjoy the weekend,
marabu61 (3865) 2012-09-15 14:13
a great view over the rooftops of Lisbon. You found yourself a good spot for a well framed and executed shot.
have a great weekend
ines8 (5838) 2012-09-16 3:12
Minunata vedere, draga Daniel,ai cam fost un fericit vara aceasta,superbe toate aceste -as spune- mici bijuterii foto din Portugalia.
macjake (39207) 2012-09-16 23:01
amazing to think the history goes back that far! wow.
Doesn't matter how many times i see this POV from Lisbon, it still catches my eye and attention.
just perfect exposure levels too.
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-09-17 1:22
Ciao Daniel, great POV on lovely roofs, nice composition with excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64211) 2012-09-17 5:13
Ola Daniel ,
Uma belo cartão postal de Lisboa esta vista em São Vicente , bonitos estes telhados vermelhos , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
SWEETFREEDOM (18381) 2012-09-23 0:44
very nice p.o.v. and colors. i like all this red roofs.