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Igreja do antigo Convento das Freiras de Sao Domingos

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Beautiful ceilings

Not a great cathedral but worth a visit none the less. There is no charge for entry The ceilings... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Very interesting religious building

Hexagonal Small Church with all wall covered with XVII century tiles, use to be part of a nuns... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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Beco das Freiras, Elvas 7350-101, Portugal
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Not a great cathedral but worth a visit none the less. There is no charge for entry The ceilings are impressive as is the organ.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Hexagonal Small Church with all wall covered with XVII century tiles, use to be part of a nuns convent. Free to vist

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PauloM1151
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We came across this lovely church as we walked through Elvas after walking around the fortifications. Although it was quite small,the chapel was beautifully decorated, and it was a calming place to rest

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The convent is small and charming. The tiles are very beautiful and amazing. Be sure to check when it is open so that you can fit it in during your visit to Elvas.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed January 28, 2018

this quaint church decorated in tiles may well have seen better days but to me that just adds to it's charm and if you don't mind climbing up some stairs to a small viewing platform that felt very private to me you'll be rewarded with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed December 14, 2017

This church is not as well-kept and preserved as many others in Portugal. It just seems old and tired. Nevertheless, the views from the tower are very pretty and worth the climb to see. A very friendly docent gave us lots of information about the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chileice
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This tiny chapel, with the internal octagonal walls covered in beautiful tile work, offers you an option to climb to its top, where you'll have nice views from citadel. Very nice!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This octagonal church used to be part of a Dominican convent. It's structure is typical of Templar architecture (like the church in Tomar). The walls are covered in beautiful 17th century tiles. You can climb around 50 steps to reach a viewpoint offering magnificent views...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HugoMCarvalho
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This was the chapel of the female order of Dominicas, it was constructed 1543-1557. It is octagonal and covered in tiles dating from 1669 and the gold relief worthy is noteworthy. The associated convent was closed in 1834 when religious orders were abolished and the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lynherlynda
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Very small chapel and easy to miss. Interesting, small and in some areas in need of repair but still with a visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank M J
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