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English version of the guide to the Church of São Roque, an unique monument in the scenery of Portuguese art, thanks to its historical value and artistic wealth. The guide provides visitors with an updated look on this Jesuit temple, designed in the light of the latest historical and scientific research and conservation and restoration campaigns promoted by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. This publication sets forth one of the most significant monuments of the Portuguese heritage, built in the late sixteenth century under the efforts of the Society of Jesus. According to Teresa Morna, director of the Museum of São Roque, "the interior of this Jesuit temple encompasses artistic treasures such as their harmonious decor, including gilded, polychrome marbles, the tiles, the compositions in mosaic, painting, sculpture and the shrines. " The route leads the visitor through the space and history of the Church of São Roque, following a guided route from the Hermitage of São Roque through the construction of the temple and to the ornamentation, chapels, altars and Sacristy of the Church of São Roque.