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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lisbon weekend

Found it really interesting and the cloisters are stunning. The church is very dark inside and for me the most interesting thing was the archilogical site in the church cloisters.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Found it really interesting and the cloisters are stunning. The church is very dark inside and for me the most interesting thing was the archilogical site in the church cloisters.

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Boston, MA area
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23 reviews
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We just went to the lovely church (which is free)... I imagine that the rest of the monastery is also nice, but it was a hot day and we didn't want to stand in the long line to buy tickets.

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Thank Sarita74
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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A must go: this place is beautiful. We were extremely lucky with the weather and we could thus fully appreciate the beauty of this building.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monastery is a MUST if you are going to Lisbon. It is west of the city by a couple of miles. Use the Hop on - Hop off bus to take you there, very convenient. If you are going later, expect to stnd in line for at least an hour,,, if so get off at stop #8 (red line)... More 

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Thank Greg B
West Yorkshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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First thing to remember about this sight is that it is one of the main places to visit in Lisbon and is, therefore, extremely busy. We were told to expect a wait time of up to 3 hours, which we most definitely would not have done. As it was, we got there around lunchtime and the wait was only about... More 

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Thank forgcot
Berkeley, California
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The Monastery is interesting but the lines were ridiculously long in early May 2017. 40 tour buses parked nearby explained the problem with one guy selling tickets. Go early or late.

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Thank AlanSteinheimer
Paris, France
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A must see in Belen, dive into history by visiting this Monastery dating from the 1500s! There is a nice timeline of world/Portuguese/monastery events in history that is worth looking at. Beware of tourist buses (spotted more than 20). If you want to avoid lounge queues in the sun, go very early before the buses arrive!

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Thank ignacioavellino
Edinburgh UK
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Although I do not consider myself to be religious. The monestry is a place no one can vist and not admire the effort it must have taken to build such a grand building. Take your time to see everything and read the history of the monestry. The only thing spoiling the visit was the group's of noisy teenagers, obviously their... More 

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Kettering UK
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The Monastery church itself has lost any feeling too many tourists ignoring the signs talking loudly and taking pictures as you shuffle around due to the number of people. The church had lost any feeling. The cloisters however are beautiful and well worth the visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An area that is on most people's itinerary. Timing is they key with the morning to be avoided due to the queues. That said, the Monastery was well worth the visit. You can visit the church as well which we did later in the day.

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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