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Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal
21/887-64-70
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Ranked #24 of 214 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: São Vicente de Fora Monastery The São Vicente de Fora Monastery is located in Largo de São Vicente, in the Alfama district. The name means "Monastery... more »
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Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

for me not so nice than others churches. Maybe the place is good to have another idea of another Lisbon `Bairro Only to see all the Lisbon churches you will need a week...

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NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place is not to be missed......The views are amazing and if you like architecture this place will give you plenty to look at. The garden has wonderful bougainvillea trees to add color to this gem. This is a very peaceful spot to enjoy sipping a glass of wine along with a good conversation.

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Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Like most churches in Lisbon it looks impressive from the outside. It looks majestic from other parts of the city and the inside is peaceful. But, what you really want to do is to go up to the roof. Closer to the sky, closer to God, right? For that you need to go the little ticket office/café to the side.... More

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Rome, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a wonderful garden! one of the best places to stay and relax for a while, hearing the sound of the water and looking at the flowers and decorations! and the church is awesome, worth a visit!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Beautful Renaissance-style church. Also very worth visiting is the neighbouring monastery (atmospheric cloisters, tombs of the Portuguese kings, tiles depecting events in Portuguese history and - particularly impressive - La Fontaine's fables, impressive tower views); 4 Euros adult admission.

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Berlin, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you are in the neighborhood and perhaps not too interested in the church nor the pantheon could be worthanyway to pay a visit to the cistern and water collect system build into the monastry. We were there on a rainy day, perfect to follow the water stream down from vaults, floors, drainpipes and yard into the XVI century cistern.... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stumbled upon this attraction and boy were we glad to have done so. The entrance fee was just a few euros (4 or 5 pp, I think) and we could have spent longer than the 2 hours we did. Beautiful displays of bishops robes, ornaments and other church regalia are combined with excellent cloisters and other masonary feats. There's... More

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Ystad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Visited this museum on the last day in Lisbon and could have stayed for hours (but got threre just before they closed). Wounderfull wiev from the terasses on the church. Nice museem and you cant miss the royal familie tombs. A lovely statue of a mourning woman. Not much turist when we were here so yould really walk around enjoying... More

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Blagoveschensk
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora is a tremendous white building with three arches and statues decorating the façade. The inside impresses with more statues, a great altarpiece, sunlit cloisters and galleries with tiled walls. You see tiles everywhere, very beautiful. On one of the upper floors there are tiled panels relating La Fontaine’s fables, where pictures are accompanied with... More

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Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora is easy to reach with the tram 28 and definitely worth a visit. The monastery is very interesting to see and this is also the place where the organs of the old Royal Family of Portugal are buried. You can climb up the church towers for a very nice view over Lisbon. You can... More

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