Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora

Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora Reviews: 4.5/5

Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora

Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 introduced many changes, including the rebuilding in the 16th century. Today it is still possible to see the original cistern, as well as the cloisters, decorated with tiles from the 18th century, being of special interest the collection that depicts the fables of LaFontaine. The Monastery also houses the Pantheon of the last Portuguese dynasty, the Braganza, and a very well decorated Sacristy. At the end of the visit you can go up to the rooftop of the church and enjoy one of the best views over the Tagus river and the city.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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  • Santa Apolónia • 6 min walk
  • Martim Moniz • 9 min walk
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Tim J
Banbury, UK186 contributions
A Real Surprise
Mar 2020
The museum (which is located to the front right of the church) was a hidden gem and highlight of the trip for us.

This is the best display, which we encountered, of the famous white and blue tile work synonymous with Portugal.

It is worth noting that entrance was 5 euro at time of writing and it was cash only.
Written March 12, 2020
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,102 contributions
Nice big church
Feb 2020 • Business
This church is quite large and the architecture was very interesting. The outside was very nice and worth a look. It’s a lot of hills walking to it from the city center.
Written March 3, 2020
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,411 contributions
Beautiful decor
Feb 2020
Not far from the Pantheon, this wasn't on my list to visit but went in on my way and what a surprise. Beautiful architecture and stunning tiled decor, this was worth the visit. Great views from the rooftop. If you are going to the Pantheon, then this should definitely be on your list.
Written February 28, 2020
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,139 contributions
OK - but no need to visit
Feb 2020 • Friends
The facad outside is great, but the inside is rather ordinary. I’ve seen far more interesting churches.
Written February 15, 2020
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Hello, This page is only about the monastery. Church and monastery belong to diffrent organizations. Please leave your comment on the right page. Thank you
Written February 17, 2020
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Simona P
6 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2019 • Family
It was close to our appartment on a rainy day. But it was well worth seeing. The monastery is really beautiful and it has a lot to show. Not a lot of toursts and the entrace fee was ok. At the end we had a nice view. Recommend.
Written October 30, 2019
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DAJG57
Spalding, UK24 contributions
Not to be missed
Oct 2019 • Couples
Beautiful church but the cloisters and bell towers are a must. Exquisite tiles, royal tombs and the climb to the bell tower roof worth every step. Marvellous views and very few tourists, 11:30 on a Saturday and only 6 had made including us.
Not for those that are physically challenged
Written October 12, 2019
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RBERLAN
Lake Zurich, IL45 contributions
One of the best views of Lisboa. Not a lot of tourists
Sep 2019
We went to the Monastery and we noticed some tourists sitting outside. Once we were in, the place was almost empty. There is a beautiful collection of tiles inside the building. We spent 40 minutes visiting inside, and then we climbed the stairs and went to the rooftop: what an amazing view of Lisbon. At that specific moment, it was only the two of us there taking pictures and enjoying Lisbon. This is a great place that tourists are not paying attention to.
Written October 1, 2019
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Troll2010
Victoria, Canada146 contributions
Virtually empty of tourists, a hidden gem...
Sep 2019
Next to the church, you enter the monastery via the courtyard. Once inside, the monastery is huge and full of beautiful tiles and paintings.
Written September 25, 2019
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BeaudineSydney
Sydney44 contributions
Great view
Sep 2019
Interesting museum and cloisters and wonderful tiles inside. But the star attraction is the wonderful view from the roof.
Written September 14, 2019
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Marie G
536 contributions
Wonderful monestry full of hidden treasures and surprises
Aug 2019 • Family
This was on my list of places to see in Lisbon and it did not disappoint. The church is very nice but the monestery was full of interesting artifacts, information and places. Admission is €5 and well worth it and it will take time. Do take a peak out the window to the back in the entrance hall to see the amount of reconstruction remaining and also the underground reservoir. The church artifacts are interesting, but it's the feel of the building with it's wonderful tiles and the tales they tell along with the amazing Royal crypt and the view from the towers that is so so good. The crypt holds the remains of the last king and his son and heir who were assinated in the main square the is a very moving statue to this in the crypt. The views from the towers is well worth the climb.
Written September 12, 2019
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