Chapel of Saint John the Baptist
Before being dispatched to Lisbon, it was blessed by Pope Benedict XIV, in the Church of Saint Anthony the Portuguese. Three ships were used in its transport. The inlays and precious stones covering the entire chapel, on the specific request of the Portuguese court, are impressive. Among others, close attention reveals lapis lazuli, agate, alabaster, Carrara marble, amethyst, purple porphyry, French white black, ancient-green and ancient fault marble and stone types, diaspore and jade.
In addition to the physical space of the church, the Chapel of Saint John the Baptist has a rich collection of religious pieces including vestments, liturgical ornaments and documentation that can be admired in the Museum of São Roque, located in the building next door to the Church.