Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas

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Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas

Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The male Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas was founded in 1156 and its construction started in 1168. It was in the late 16th century and during the 17th century that the monastery has the first great renovation works. The medieval cloister was transformed, around 1700, by another, in Baroque style. The maltese architect Carlos Gimach designed the latter and it was one of the most emblematic transformations in the monastery.
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Valéria
Porto, Portugal641 contributions
Great experience!
Jul 2021
The Monastery is fantastic!
I recommend the guided tour! Our guide was great, so friendly and explaining everything!
Unfortunately the Monastery is suffering with humidity inside due to constructions close by, such a pity to see it, such a shame to the authorities to allow it!
Written July 18, 2021
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Hazel B
Chatteris, UK24 contributions
Visit to the Monastery
Sep 2020
We stayed at a local town especially to visit this Monastery and we were not disappointed. Restoration work is being carried out but this did not detract from the visit.
Written October 21, 2020
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Tiago Borlido
Viana do Castelo, Portugal332 contributions
One of the great Portuguese monasteries
Jan 2019 • Family
A shame to see such an important part of the Portuguese heritage fall into desrepair like this... fortunately conservation works are under way and hopefully the monastery will be back to its former glory in no time. Worth a visit mostly for the sacristy, church and art collection (including paintings by Bento Coelho da Silveira and Grão Vasco)
Written January 6, 2019
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BandCtravellers
Greater London, UK223 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2016 • Couples
Wonderful exterior of the monastery church and interesting museum on the village square.
3 euros to see the cloisters ok but audio visual not working and apparently only in Portuguese.
Written September 16, 2016
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal17,734 contributions
Trip to the North of Portugal.
Aug 2014 • Couples
Arrived in Salzedas the church who in reality is a “Monastery” of medieval origin containing church, sacristy, cloisters and parochial residence, worthwhile to see.
It is already starting with the front door who is special, and when entering on the inside, you normally would expect allot of shiny gold plated items as you see in the most Portuguese churches. But in this one it seems that you are entering back in time.
You see an original old church with moister on the walls and so on, but this is all natural and another experience for the eye and culture, I was speechless when I entered, al through that I am not religious, but I love to see historical items like this, not polished but the real stuff.

When you leave the church after your visit, you take the entree on your left where you see signposted “Recepção” or “Reception”.
This is the second part of your visit to “Salzedas”, the “Monastery”.
After you have paid the entrance fee from 3€ pro person, you enter on your left the old monastery who is partially restored to able the tourist to see the inside, which is never the less as valuable as the church, there is the garden and also an exhibition of art in the different parts of the monastery, and a public bathroom.
Without viewing this part your visit to the small village of Salzedas is not complete, and you will not regret you have paid the entrance fee, you will love this historical visit.
Written August 6, 2014
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trippyraff
Mitcham29 contributions
Portugal at its best
Jun 2014 • Family
A beautiful and old monastery church flanked by a refurbished hall where a small exhibition takes place. If you are interested in the life of Saint Bernard and the French Cistercian order this is for you. It might not be a must do but it was pleasant and well arranged.
Written June 30, 2014
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