Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza

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Panteão Real da Casa de Bragança
Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora 007.jpg
Overview of the pantheon
Basic information
Location Monastery of São Vicente de Fora
Architectural description
Architectural style Mannerist
Baroque
Neoclassic
Groundbreaking 1834 (1834)
Specifications

The Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Portuguese:Panteão Real da Casa de Bragança), located in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Portugal, is the final resting place for the majority of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal and their families.

History[edit]

The Pantheon was created under orders from Ferdinand II of Portugal, transforming the old refectory of the monastery into the burial place it is today. The majority of the tombs are located on the sides of the pantheon, and are simple marble boxes with spaces of four tombs. If the tomb is of a monarch, it has a crown engraved in gold on the side of the tomb and a crown placed on top of the entire set of tombs. The tombs in the center aisle of the pantheon are those belonging to Carlos I of Portugal, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Manuel II of Portugal and Queen Amélie of Orléans; the two martyrs of the Lisbon Regicide, the last King of Portugal and the last Queen consort of Portugal.

Burials at the Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza[edit]

Monarchs and consorts[edit]

Other burials (Princes and Infantes)[edit]

Braganza monarchs and consorts not buried at the pantheon[edit]

All of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal are buried at the royal pantheon, from John IV (1603–1656) to Manuel II (1889–1932), except:

Curiosities[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 38°42′53″N 9°07′37″W / 38.71472°N 9.12694°W / 38.71472; -9.12694