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Monastery of Jesus of Setubal

Rua Acacio Barradas 2, Setubal 2900-197, Portugal
+351 265 520 964
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Very interesting building

Unique place, interesting architecture. The museum was small but interesting, unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
Majestic monastery

Definitely a place to visit in Setubal. So much to see and take with a blend of art and a very rich... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Tiaan R
Hermanus, South Africa
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“examples” (2 reviews)
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Rua Acacio Barradas 2, Setubal 2900-197, Portugal
+351 265 520 964
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Unique place, interesting architecture. The museum was small but interesting, unfortunately the rest of the building was not accessible due to a renovation or some sort of building work. It was a shame.

Thank hanna737
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit in Setubal. So much to see and take with a blend of art and a very rich cultural experience. This place takes you back in time and for the small fee you pay to experience this much , it's definitely...More

Thank Tiaan R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The building itself is a beautiful one, but unfortunately the square in front of it is one of the best examples of ugly uninspired pieces of modern design (only good for skaters...). It just doesn't go with the monastery at all and nobody really understands...More

Thank Pedro J
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This lovely church is a fine example of the use of the unique Arrabida stone. It has a quiet beauty and well worth visiting.

Thank ELN53
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Last saturday I've visit the monastery with some friends and I wasn't impressed. The monastery is located near Setubal city center...and the building is so badly done they transformed the front in a skaters playground without any plants or flowers . Inside stil same disaster...simple...More

1  Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had the privilege to attend a concert as part of Setubal Music Festival in May 2016 it blew me away and the person sitting next to me was in tears it was so moving. Take time on your visit to go inside the columns...More

Thank Lucy O
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The convent itself is not accessible to visitors, but you have good views from various perspective through windows and doors. The attached church was not open during our visit in May, 2016, but should open in a couple of weeks. The small museum of painting...More

1  Thank Llywinda
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Is the Church of the old convent of Jesus of Setubal, is a church build in the Gothic style and situated in Setubal, and is being considered one of the first examples of the Manuelito style, we have to admit that almost all the churches...More

Thank Amazon122s
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Cloisters inaccessible, this museum is small, some interesting pieces but, as a whole, a little bit disappointing. By the way, the audioguide is useless. No real useful explanation about the showings! Wait till the restoration work is over!

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We went here on the 14th July and found out that it had it just been opened to the public on the 20th June! Excellent museum with artifact explanations in English and the adjoining church is exquisite. Well worth an hour or so to visit.

Thank splashman50
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