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Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

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Graca & Sao Vicente
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Address: Largo Sao Vicente, Lisbon 1100-572, Portugal
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Stunning collection of tiles and wonderful view

Not to be missed if you like old/ antique tiles. A great collection. Worth paying the entrance fee and go up to see the views.

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Not to be missed if you like old/ antique tiles. A great collection. Worth paying the entrance fee and go up to see the views.

1 Thank been-there-yes
Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This old church is known as the pantheon of kings because it contains the remains of many of the portuguese kings. Very beautifull.

Thank Nuno O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely sunny day ride up to this lovely building. I did nt go into the building but the views around this building were quite breath taking on this day...really loving the architecture of this Sao vicente.

1 Thank Coryy20
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We weren't sure whether to go in, but well worth the venture. The views from the top were exceptional.

Thank Catamarinbet
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Built in the 12th century, the church was built adjacent to a monastery, both now part of the National Pantheon, with the church hosting the remains of former kings and other national figures of Portugal. The monastery has been turned into a very informative museum which allows access to the beautiful architecture and a great many treasures of national importance.... More 

1 Thank Lilie100
Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The church itself is a really nice Mannerist building, the interior however is quite unadorned apart from a nice Baroque Altar and a really nice 18th century pipe organ. The monastery (price is 5euro) has beautiful azulejos scattered all over, has a cistern that used to keep the water for the complex, a beautifully decorated sacristy made with different marbles,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Took a tuk-tuk from the castle to Sao Vicente's and this in itself was a wonderful experience. I found the church light and bright but the real gem is the blue-tiled cloisters which feature over 30 of La Fontaine's fables. For the small sum of 5 euros I spent 2 pleasant hours and took some wonderful photos. It is only... More 

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This Church , called Sao Vincente de Fora ( Lisbon Cardinals Church ) and attached to the same named Monestery is free to visit and only " the Monestery " needs a " cheap " ticket . Is it one of Lissbons most Impressiv Churches ? Well , i dont agree . Intresting and the main alter for sure with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Afonso Henriques way to appreciate his fallen comrades resulted in creation of that church (several buildings on that location since the first church). Braganza family resting place.Just off tram 28 stop.

Thank rdrozd7
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

After Lisbon rush and noise, climb up to the bell tower and take a breath! You will find it relaxing and worth a visit. It's quiet and there is a great view above Alfama rooftops, Pantheon and the river. Visited twice and still recommended. Take a walk in Alfama spiral streets, maybe also visit Feira da Ladra second hand market... More 

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Graca & Sao Vicente
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.
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