Panteão da Casa de Bragança
Panteão dos Bragança
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Inscription over the entrance to the pantheon.
Location
LocationMonastery of São Vicente de Fora
Architecture
StyleMannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic
Groundbreaking1834 (1834)

The Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Portuguese: Panteão da Casa de Bragança), also known as the Pantheon of the Braganzas (Panteão dos Bragança), is the final resting place for many of the members of the House of Braganza, located in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in the Alfama district of Lisbon, Portugal. The pantheon's burials have included Portuguese monarchs, Brazilian monarchs, a Romanian monarch, queen consorts of Portugal, and notable Infantes of Portugal, among others.

History

The pantheon in the early 20th century, before the Lisbon Regicide.
The pantheon in the early 20th century, before the Lisbon Regicide.

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

The twin tombs of King Carlos I of Portugal and Prince Royal Luís Filipe, who both died in the Lisbon Regicide.
The twin tombs of King Carlos I of Portugal and Prince Royal Luís Filipe, who both died in the Lisbon Regicide.

Monarchs and consorts

Tomb of José of Braganza, High Inquisitor of Portugal.

Notable princes and infantes

Children of King João IV
Children of King Pedro II
Children of King João V
Children of King José I
Children of Queen Maria I
Children of King João VI
Children of Queen Maria II
Children of King Luís I
Children of King Carlos I

Braganza monarchs and consorts not buried at the pantheon

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

Former burials

See also

Sources

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