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Address: Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/887-64-70
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Perfect introduction to Lisbon

The guided visit (around 75 minutes, 5 Euros) at the Monastery is a must to get a historical overview and insights about Portugals history and culture. The final on the roof... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The guided visit (around 75 minutes, 5 Euros) at the Monastery is a must to get a historical overview and insights about Portugals history and culture. The final on the roof gives a breathtaking view over the city and the river.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nice design. But nothign special. The area around is interesting where you can see poor and rich society in one place. Be careful though, it doesn't look so safe area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We almost missed the beautiful scenery this church offered at the roof top. Make sure you pay the 5 euro beside the WC to enter. Many tourists missed the entrance. This church was built using 100,000+ tiles. Amazing view at the church roof top. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We approached the 'forecourt' to the side of the church, because it was a hot day and the bouganvillia against the walls plus the sign inviting us to visit, was appealing. Sure enough you can sit there under the pergola and rest for a while. We entered the cool of the building where staff greet and you can pay 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is imposante already from outside. Inside there are a lot to see and wonder. Don't miis the cloister, even this is cost 5.- Euros. ANd definitely is a must to go up the top, great view over the city. You can easily reach by tram 28, there is a stop at the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The monastery offers excellent views from top of the church. It is also the place where the royal family of Portugal found their last rest. There are finest 17th century tiles in the staircases and we saw a stunning exhibition of tiles with fairy tales from France. Also on display: clerical history with a lot of exhibits and find of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Church was nice. Tourists don't visit to save the 5 euros, but they miss the awesome view of Lisbon from the top. It was really quite, hardly anyone in the church. I spent most on the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was a bit skeptical at first... but its definitely worth the entry fee. It is nicely tiled with two open cloisters and a mind-probing tile/story exhibition. To top it off, at the top you can enjoy wonderful views of Lisbon, looking back on the Pantheon. I would definitely rank this above the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Pantheon in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The church is fine but don't miss the monastery. Yes, it costs a bit of money but is well worth it. Go all the way up the stairs for amazing views of Lisbon. Be sure to visit the room with the tombs of the House of Braganza--unforgettable. The exhibit of the fables of La Fontaine are terrific. We enjoyed this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This huge white church is hard to miss as you go up the hill. It is elegant and peaceful as it is somewhat off the normal tourist track. I got there early so was able to step inside for free. Sadly the monastery was closed, but the church was truly lovely.

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Additional Information about Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

Address: Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/887-64-70
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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