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The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora (St. Vincent Outside the Walls) is one of the most important historical buildings in the city of Lisbon. It was founded by the first Portuguese king, in the 12th century. Over the centuries, several kings have...more
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It was close to our appartment on a rainy day. But it was well worth seeing. The monastery is really beautiful and it has a lot to show. Not a lot of toursts and the entrace fee was ok. At the end we had a...More
Beautiful church but the cloisters and bell towers are a must. Exquisite tiles, royal tombs and the climb to the bell tower roof worth every step. Marvellous views and very few tourists, 11:30 on a Saturday and only 6 had made including us.
We went to the Monastery and we noticed some tourists sitting outside. Once we were in, the place was almost empty. There is a beautiful collection of tiles inside the building. We spent 40 minutes visiting inside, and then we climbed the stairs and went...More
This was on my list of places to see in Lisbon and it did not disappoint. The church is very nice but the monestery was full of interesting artifacts, information and places. Admission is €5 and well worth it and it will take time. Do...More
This visit was unexpectedly interesting. Not only was the piano and the spirit of the place amazing, the wall tiles showing La Fontaine's tales are worth spending much time on. Not too touristy, excellent value for money, helpful staff.
Make sure you have time. There is so much to see. Our favorite was the fables. There are so many that we could not go through all of them. I bought a book so that I could enjoy it at my leisure. Not the real...More
We didn’t know that it was possible to get up on the roof. There really wasn’t that much info about it by the entrance. We visited the free part, which was quite impressive. The views from outside the church were stunning and the area in...More
Found this quite by accident, and was so glad we did. There is much to see here, including many wall tiled murals, depicting scenes from every walk of life. There is a lot of stairs to climb but they are wide and relatively easy, until...More
You can be thankful that most common travel guides don't mention Graça and São Vicente that often. Part of Lisbon's historic center and "Old Town", they feel like independent villages in the capital's center, and more untouched than Alfama. Amazing views, restaurants and parks, as well as important monuments like the S. Vicente Church and the National Pantheon, make this a spectacular option for those looking for a more
tranquil walk-around in the center of Lisbon. Graça has been the choice of many younger people over the past years, both nationals and expats, given the cozy feeling of the neighborhood and its hidden secrets.