This area is often overlooked. It's the castle of the Knights of Templar. Impressive architecture, relatively well preserved. Contains some artworks and paintings on the wall.
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This was a highlight of our trip to Portugal. Just to be near a Templar castle (you can't go in) was cool in and of itself. But this monastery was... well, there's a room in there that is literally jaw-dropping. In fact, it's really fun...More
It's almost two-hours away from Lisbon by train, but it is well-worth the trip, not least for getting a sense of the countryside and admiring some picturesque train stations along the way. The monastery itself is extremely well-preserved, with marvellous gardens, and a very impressive...More
If you won't be getting to the Quinta do Regaleria in Sintra, this should fill your Manueline architecture quota. The famous window can be seen best from a cell (monk's bedroom) in the dormitory area of the Convento. You'll have to pop around in and...More
This is one of my favourite places to visit, every single time its a mix of peace and and humbleness. This monument made me love history, how crazy it is to think this little city, lost in the middle of portugal was a stop to...More
You can visit the castle grounds and walls for free; very beautiful with good views all around. There is an entrance fee (12 euros for a family of four or 6euro for each adult) to go inside, and it is very well worth it. It...More
again, as almost all special places in Portugal, you pay a mere 6€, to get a visit that lasts hours. We started our visit around 9h40, and by 10h30 we thought it was finished (there was a sign saying EXIT), but it was just the...More