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Address: Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/887-64-70
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Great view and a lot to see

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The outside of the church is already impressive. When walking to the entrance through the small courtyard we were met by beautiful flowers hanging from the trees. The regular ticket costs 5 Euro and the discounted student ticket 2.5. We still didn't know what to expect at this point but it ended up being worth it. There's so much to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

It's a very nice and quiet place where you can escape from the noise of the city for a while. There are many old pictures made of tiles on the walls inside. The view from the rooftop is really amazing!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The church and its cloister are covered in azulejo (tiles) so if you like it this is a must when visiting Lisbon. Favorite part is in the staircase when climbing the towers of the church to go to the roof which offers spectacular views of the Alfama. You can visit it while visiting Feira da Larda (Lisbon's flea market) as... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful 17th.century monastery on the boarder of the Alfama area. Despite the fact that it is called Monastery of St Vincent Outside the Walls it is still very much in the center of Lisbon. Great decor of blue-white 18th century tiles that tell the history of the Monastery at its entrance. Fabulous view overlooking the Tagus River and its South... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Looking in several churches in Lisbon, they look very much the same. Most of the churches are baroque stile.

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