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Fascinating ruin

Yep, you will have to climb a while (you can see the convent from the centre of Monchique, so you... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Jo D
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Leuven, Belgium
Not an easy walk but good view over Monchique

We walked up following the signs for convento it could be a strenuous walk if your not fit bring so... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Grahamballivor
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Meath
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All reviews no charge well worth the visit the main square ruins wood signs path hike azulejos trees
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

It's hard to describe. In the town you will find signs leading to this place but when you get there you will see a ruin. Some people live there, we were afraid at the beginning but they were nice. You will find some azulejos left...More

1  Thank patrycja_n87
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Yep, you will have to climb a while (you can see the convent from the centre of Monchique, so you have an indication of the height), and even search a bit to find the right direction, but it's certainly worth it. When arrived at the...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A 15 minutes walk up hill from the main square the route is pretty well marked. Although it says private if the resident is there he will let you in- I usually leave a few coins for him. Quite beautiful in its ruins. This is...More

2  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We visited this place without really knowing what to expect. We wandered through narrow alleys of Monchic and followed the Convento-signs. And finally after all houses the alley changed into path through cork tree wood. The trees were old and directly from story "A tale...More

Thank Arini16
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place is signposted as Convento from the town and is quite a steep walk over a rough path for the last part of the walk. As we walked along a strange man with a guitar jumped down from the wooded hillside and muttered to...More

Thank WinnieacreZZ
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We walked up following the signs for convento it could be a strenuous walk if your not fit bring so water. There are some quite steep sections. It basically an old convent thats being over taken by a farm. It says privato on a lot...More

Thank Grahamballivor
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The monastery is not too exciting, but it was a nice stroll through Monchique, hike uphill then admire views from the top.

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It's about a 20 minute fairly steep uphill walk from Monchique square from where I believe it is signposted. We just followed our noses up through the little streets and alleys which was lovely until we stumbled upon a sign on the main route. Only...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Hadn't heard of the convent before but saw the signs and was intrigued. The guy who seems to squat there beckoned me in and showed me around - a derelict building but reminiscent of The English Patient. Well worth a visit if you like old...More

Thank TeresaBr
Reviewed 27 April 2017

When we eventually found it, and it took some doing, we were not sure we were at the right place. We actually found it after we had given up. Look for the Convento signs. There is a little hike up to the ruins and when...More

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