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Mosteiro de São Vicente

  • Largo de São Vicente Map It
  • Alfama
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

The Italianate facade of the twin-towered St. Vincent's Monastery heralds an airy church with a barrel-vault ceiling, the work of accomplished Italian architect Filippo Terzi (1520–97), finally completed in 1704. Its superbly tiled cloister depicts the fall of Lisbon to the Moors. The monastery also serves as the pantheon of the Bragança dynasty, who ruled Portugal from the restoration of independence from Spain in 1640 to the declaration of the Republic in 1910. It's worth the admission fee alone to climb up to the towers and rooftop terrace for a look over the Alfama, the dome of the nearby Santa Engrácia, and the river.

Sight Information


Largo de São Vicente, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-572, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Closed Mon.

Published 03/15/2017


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