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Lavish religious history

This is a charming place to visit if you are already planning to visit Busaco, and if you have an... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Lovely area!

We found the Convento small, but interesting. The attached hotel has lovely gardens and is... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
Julianne H
State College
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Mar 4, 2018
“Lavish religious history”
Dec 20, 2017
“Lovely area!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Mata Nacional do Bucaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
+351 231 937 000
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a charming place to visit if you are already planning to visit Busaco, and if you have an interest in the history of religion, and the beauty of religious artefacts. The chapels are attentively decorated, and tell a good deal of the spirit...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

We found the Convento small, but interesting. The attached hotel has lovely gardens and is pleasant to see. (We did not stay there). Our guide told us interesting things that may the visit more enjoyable--so read a guidebook or have a guide to get more...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Julianne H
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The statues and the carvings are spectacular and every time you turn around there is another beautiful photo opportunity.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JTL07825
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Convento de Santa Cruz do Bucaco is yet another jewel in the crown of churches in the city of Coimbra.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank emmagta
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Hi my friends I just been at this place on school visit. This time I visit with my love. It is a small convent but lovely to watch because have on the back the Buçaco hotel and my god lovely gardens around. I will come...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank p0mpeug
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic visit to the convent, interesting and set in beautiful gardens and good access to paths into forest. Also next to a beautiful ornate hotel.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

We had travelled a long way to visit the convent but were turned away, being advised that it is now closed to visitors.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AlanBart
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

A tiny building neighbors the Bucaco Palace Hotel. It follows the construction of the Jerusalem model including use of cork and small stones. It was very simple but had many rooms to explore and investigate. For two euros, it's pretty affordable and is a necessity...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank mrportland
Reviewed September 8, 2016

I enjoyed walking through this historical site to see this small convent. There are some very interesting items. They do not provide any background information. The church alter was very nice. It was 1 euro to gain admission into this site. The ground are beauiful.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This building is loaded with history from ancient monks to battling stories but there is virtually no information available. All you see is bare walls embellished with cork (which is special), closed doors, barren rooms and a couple of deteriorating paintings. A missed opportunity to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
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