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“wonderful garden, awesome church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora

Igreja da Sao Vicente de Fora
Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbon, Portugal
21/887-64-70
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Ranked #26 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Rome, Italy
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“wonderful garden, awesome church”
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!

Visited June 2013
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“Church and Monastery”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“Visit the cistern + view”
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. Fascinating. 5E fee.

Visited March 2013
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss this”
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 a long history of the Portugese royal family's association with many being buried here. Take the long climb to the roof top where you can lose at least half an hour gazing at the fantastic views of Lisbon and snapping photos that will impress! On a sunny day this is a superb experience. You can take the No.28 tram almost to the front door, or walk over in about 10-15 minutes if you're visiting the Sao Jorge Castle nearby. While we saw a number of ramps and facilities those who have trouble with stairs are going to miss out on the Lisbon views.

Visited December 2012
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Ystad, Sweden
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“Favorite place in Lisbon”
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 the monastery.

Visited November 2012
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