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Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora

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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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Largo Sao Vicente, Lisbon 1100-572, Portugal
Graça & São Vicente
+351 21 888 5652
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from the castle. A nice monastery with quite a few different secateurs to visit.. Well renovated

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit here as well as the area around. No wait to get in and again we spent a good hour or so here.

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed August 24, 2018

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.

Thank Ed O
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Easy ride in with local bus. Very breathtaking and peaceful place even with all the people there. Highly recommended but a long line up.

Thank Ghislaine G
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Moises V
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I had a short stop off in Lisbon whilst on a TUI cruiser and enjoyed the visit to this treasure. In truth, we stumbled upon it and were glad we did. This really is a beautiful monastery.

Thank David S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Thank cppersuu
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank kelanmon
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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
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from lisakeg | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, but I would not wear short shorts and something really revealing on top.
Amanda W
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be a climb. Recommend taking Tram 28 at the Praca do Comercio if you have the time (and it's not too crowded) - the 40 min loop will take you right by the Mosteiro.
Cap N
February 1, 2016|
Response from carlos3005emlisboa | Reviewed this property |
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