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Unique architecture

Came across this quiet gem by accident - beautiful wooden floors, many azulejos, amazing side... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Tamara L
Easily Overlooked

We just happened to stop an sit in the shade on the marble steps outside some large iron gates when... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
SF, California
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8 Aug 2017
“Unique architecture”
12 Jun 2017
“Easily Overlooked”
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Rua Luisa Todi 1 | Ao Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-245, Portugal
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Came across this quiet gem by accident - beautiful wooden floors, many azulejos, amazing side chapel with intricate inlaid marble. The church and chapel are free. Well worth a look.

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We just happened to stop an sit in the shade on the marble steps outside some large iron gates when a guard opened the gates and invited us in. Much to our surprise we were at the church of the Convento where the walls are...More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The outside of this convent/chapel would be easy to walk right past. It is very plain and simple from the outside. The interior walls are lined with beautiful blue tiles very tpical in many parts of Portugal. Note the inlaid marble that makes up the...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed February 17, 2017

As far as I remind this " Convent " now managed by the so-called Santa Casa da Misericordia ( also responsible for the São Roque Church ) was not assessable for a long time. Today taking a walk I saw the Gutter open and couldn't...More

2  Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The tiles here are really good and the church of the convent is pretty. It has a strange scale-model in the centre that is a little confusing, as it blocks the view of the space. The real gem is the chapel on the right of...More

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed March 31, 2016

This gem of a church is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in Portuguese tiles. It's a little off the beaten path, but free and worth it. The tiles on the interior walls are just amazing - I've never seen anything like it. Don't...More

Thank BST2014
Reviewed January 29, 2016

Hidden gem, across from Miradouro S.P. de Alcantara. Easy access from Pl.dos Restauradores (elevator Gloria). Beautiful, kind of cute convent, interesting art on the walls, ceramics, design executed in very good taste.Photo-OK, though no flash. Guided tours possible -€2.50 per person.

Thank rdrozd7
Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visiting the Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara I almost missed the entrance to the convento, located in a lateral sreet. It was built to conmemorate the independence of Portugal from Spain. Before entering the main church, there is a small chapel located on the left....More

Thank JesLon
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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and
theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from
the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at
PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or
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