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if you walk along a very long aqueduct you will be rewarded by a remarkable convent standing proud... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
alittletoolate
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
A fundamental temple of the Portuguese Gothic architecture North of Douro river.

As i read its history, this beautiful impressive building, convent of Santa Clara, in Vila do... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
MijnlieverdFH
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Amsterdam
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Largo Dom Afonso Sanches, Vila do Conde 4480-946, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

if you walk along a very long aqueduct you will be rewarded by a remarkable convent standing proud on the top of a hill and while it was closed to the public one can not but admire it's beauty as you walk around it and...More

Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This fortress towers over the town, can see it from anywhere. The convent is tucked away behind. The fortress is closed so what you see is what you get. The convent is also a closed order so no seeing anything there. However if you make...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

As i read its history, this beautiful impressive building, convent of Santa Clara, in Vila do Conde, Portugal was one of the biggest and richest feminine convents in Portugal, founded in 1318, by Afonso Sanches and his wife, Teresa Martins Telo. It is located on...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Occupying a prominent hilltop position along the Rio Ave, the convent/mosterio is likely the first major building you will see upon entering Vila do Conde. The monastery dates back to 1777 and possesses an impressive Gothic/neoclassical architectural style. High walls surround much of the building...More

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