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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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An oasis in the bustle of Alfama. The attached church is nice. But the monastery is the real treat. Few tourists. You can sit alone in one of the two beautiful cloisters and commune. Or tour the building and its exhibits. Nice rooftop views too
It's not crowded yet very central in Lisbon but many people doesn't know about it. It's full of symbolism for Lisbon but also to the country since you have over there many heads of state buried and some prime ministers. It's also huge and has...More
This is just down the hill from the castle. There is a great museum that tells the city's history along with the the mosteiro. The walk around is impressive and great views from on top. Worth it as you start your Alfalma walking tour.
I realised this summer that the splendid Mosteiro de Sao Vicente in Lisbon remains a forgotten site to visit.
Yet, it is an imposing building with an austere but beautifull inside and superb views over the city from the clocktower. In addition, it houses the...More
As dedicated users of European travel guides, the monastery was (oddly) not on the list of must-see activities. On our final "down day" in Lisbon, we decided to visit the monastery based on some internet searches of thing we had not done. Upon leaving, I...More
This monastery probably receives less attention and tourists compared to the other monuments and castles in Lisbon. But it was beautiful and unique. A lovely spiritual place. And a fascinating exhibition of fable and folktale tiles. Also an amazing view from the rooftops away from...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.
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The Monastery is closed on Mondays ( like the most museums ) . The opening days / hrs so far are : Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm , last admitance at 5pm . The church is also closed on Mondays and sundays just open untill after... More
The Monastery is closed on Mondays ( like the most museums ) . The opening days / hrs so far are : Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm , last admitance at 5pm . The church is also closed on Mondays and sundays just open untill after the service about noon . Hope it was helpfull ..