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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 620 034
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Incredible architecture

The queues are very long to get in so be prepared for this. Also the ticket system is quite disorganised. Aside from this, the building itself is incredible. Beautiful... read more

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The queues are very long to get in so be prepared for this. Also the ticket system is quite disorganised. Aside from this, the building itself is incredible. Beautiful architecture, very intricate. Also lots of information about the history of Portugal along a timeline with the rest of the world. The church is impressive although there is an extra charge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique Gothic Church, bigger than most cathedrals, with a huge unsupported span over the transept. Gargoyles galore and wonderfully sinuous naturalistic carving on the slender pillars.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To avoid the queues we bought a 12 euro ticket for the monastery and the attached museum at the office located further down (through the glass doors that look like they're half way down the building). The exhibitions on Egyptians/jewels etc... we didn't find too interesting but the monastery itself was really good, if you have a ticket already you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrive early to avoid crowds. A Lisboa card gains free access and bypasses the main line of visitors waiting to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is lovely and amazing. Queues can build up but decrease fairly soon. Here you can see the tomb of Vasco da Gama the famous explorer. The area round here is beautiful and nice to walk with level paving. We took a private trip by car from the cruise ship and this was included in the many places of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elsewhere in Portugal, I have seen buildings cheaply and insensitively 'restored' - but not here! The attention to detail in the masonry repairs, cleaning and representation of this former centre of deep religious observance is a template for others to follow. A serene, almost fantastically ornate and very grounding place to come to. That double-storey cloister! Wow!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful guided tour through this monastery. Inside saw the tomb of Vasco Da Gama, one of the great Portuguese explorers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The culture the past and the architect that we lost today how people manage to built such places with no technology. This is the power of the past and culture for the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you usually only visit these places once we were unlucky to arrive at the same time as guests from three cruise ships. It was uncomfortable queuing in the heat but bliss when you got inside to meander around in a giant tourism snake. The architecture is stunning and the historiacal exhibits well worth close examination. I would obviously suggest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a car to see this monastery and go to Cais Cais...it was very hard to walk around the cathedral and the monastery was pretty pricey to get in. I think 14 euro or so per person. There were tons of cruise tour groups everywhere but the cafes around it have the pastel de nata (sooooo good, even if... More 

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