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Mosteiro De Sao Vicente De Fora

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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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Largo Sao Vicente, Lisbon 1100-572, Portugal
Graça & São Vicente
+351 21 888 5652
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank WineGirl45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank LilianS47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Maryam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank SimonT962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A short walk from the castle. A nice monastery with quite a few different secateurs to visit.. Well renovated

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Well worth a visit here as well as the area around. No wait to get in and again we spent a good hour or so here.

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

It's not crowded yet very central in Lisbon but many people doesn't know about it. It's full of symbolism for Lisbon but also to the country since you have over there many heads of state buried and some prime ministers. It's also huge and has...More

1  Thank TitoT416
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Graca & Sao Vicente
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
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7 August 2018|
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Response from lisakeg | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, but I would not wear short shorts and something really revealing on top.
Amanda W
8 September 2016|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be a climb. Recommend taking Tram 28 at the Praca do Comercio if you have the time (and it's not too crowded) - the 40 min loop will take you right by the Mosteiro.
Cap N
2 February 2016|
Response from carlos3005emlisboa | Reviewed this property |
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