Santa Engracia wears the golden (and weighty) mantle of Portugal's Pantheon surprisingly well. Kissed by a fair Atlantic breeze, Santa Engracia even bears a passing resemblance to its Roman cousin, if you ignore the rather pointy Basilica topped by a cross that is. This church was a long time in the making, construction was begun in 1568 by a Princess, then left off when she found something more interesting to do before being picked up rather haphazardly by a king a century and a half later who thought it would look better with a Basilica roof. The floor plan is a Greek cross adding to the Pantheon mystique. Interred within are the earthly remains of such Portuguese luminaries as Vasco Da Gama and Henry the Navigator.
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