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Strange Place with past historical charme

Strange Place with past historical charm, worth the efforts to climb the small street to find a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2019
Robby_Masch2
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Beverstedt, Germany
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A nice view

A rustic ruin above the town; a steep walk up through the streets and then woodland. A nice view... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
Rossland58
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Rossland, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travellers to the convent should beware of a man in a blue shirt, thick black rimmed glasses, late forties with a guitar and bag with coins in it. I assume he is a busker although I never heard him play an instrument. Instead he swore...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Strange Place with past historical charm, worth the efforts to climb the small street to find a place outside the tourist paths

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

A rustic ruin above the town; a steep walk up through the streets and then woodland. A nice view when you get there out over the town and mountains. The ruins themselves are very rustic and not worth visiting in themselves.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rossland58
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

About a twenty minute walk up hill through Monchique you arrive at the convent. The views are incredible. If you are lucky you will be invited to enter the ruins of the convent which is a photographers dream. We were encouraged to climb the remains...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the convent or tried to. It was very hard to find and the streets are very tight to drive around, but by far the worst part of our visit was when we eventually found the entrance to the convent, parked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

It's hard to describe. In the town you will find signs leading to this place but when you get there you will see a ruin. Some people live there, we were afraid at the beginning but they were nice. You will find some azulejos left...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank patrycja_n87
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Yep, you will have to climb a while (you can see the convent from the centre of Monchique, so you have an indication of the height), and even search a bit to find the right direction, but it's certainly worth it. When arrived at the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jo D
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

A 15 minutes walk up hill from the main square the route is pretty well marked. Although it says private if the resident is there he will let you in- I usually leave a few coins for him. Quite beautiful in its ruins. This is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We visited this place without really knowing what to expect. We wandered through narrow alleys of Monchic and followed the Convento-signs. And finally after all houses the alley changed into path through cork tree wood. The trees were old and directly from story "A tale...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Arini16
Reviewed October 28, 2017

This place is signposted as Convento from the town and is quite a steep walk over a rough path for the last part of the walk. As we walked along a strange man with a guitar jumped down from the wooded hillside and muttered to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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loriec20
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No one ever says. I am guessing it was abandoned after the 1755 earthquake.
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