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The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora (St. Vincent Outside the Walls) is one of the most important historical buildings in the city of Lisbon. It was founded by the first Portuguese king, in the 12th century. Over the centuries, several kings have...more
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The monastery,next to the church of Sao Vicente de Fora just a short 10 minute walk across the top of the Alfama from the Castle, has the most stunning blue tile collection you will ever see. La Fontaine's fables are depicted in blue tiles in...More
This was a highlight of our time in Lisbon! Fascinating history, beautiful hand painted tiles (the largest collection in Portugal), gorgeous Portugal pink and black marble and breathtaking views from atop are a few of the things you will experience here. A unique gem in...More
I loved this place with lots of history, beautiful titles and architecture. Is huge and you’ll spent at least 1:30 hour. At the top you’ll find a wonderful view of Alfama! The price is pretty fair 5 euros per adult, there are discount for student,...More
This was one of my favorite places I visited in Lisbon. There was just a small entry fee (I think 5 USD) and I barely had enough cash so I almost didn't go in but so glad I did. There are so many beautiful surprises...More
We thought we were going to see a cathedral and then go up the roof for the view; BUT this place is so much more. the former monastery is a haven of peace and tranquility and the most beautiful site. just wandering around those cloisters...More
We left visiting the monastery until our last morning in Lisbon. It certainly made a very enjoyable end to our trip. The monastery is one of Portugal's most important buildings, being built as thanksgiving for recovery from the Moors. It was the fact that it...More
5 Euro entrance fee. NOT a crowded place. Plan to spend and hour or more here. Interior photographs are permitted. Very beautiful monastery. Nice views from the rooftop. Difficult to describe.... see photographs.
An oasis in the bustle of Alfama. The attached church is nice. But the monastery is the real treat. Few tourists. You can sit alone in one of the two beautiful cloisters and commune. Or tour the building and its exhibits. Nice rooftop views too
You can be thankful that most common travel guides don't mention Graça and São Vicente that often. Part of Lisbon's historic center and "Old Town", they feel like independent villages in the capital's center, and more untouched than Alfama. Amazing views, restaurants and parks, as well as important monuments like the S. Vicente Church and the National Pantheon, make this a spectacular option for those looking for a more
tranquil walk-around in the center of Lisbon. Graça has been the choice of many younger people over the past years, both nationals and expats, given the cozy feeling of the neighborhood and its hidden secrets.
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The Monastery is closed on Mondays ( like the most museums ) . The opening days / hrs so far are : Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm , last admitance at 5pm . The church is also closed on Mondays and sundays just open untill after... More
The Monastery is closed on Mondays ( like the most museums ) . The opening days / hrs so far are : Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm , last admitance at 5pm . The church is also closed on Mondays and sundays just open untill after the service about noon . Hope it was helpfull ..