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It can be seen from afar with its huge white façade overlooking the Alfama. It is visible from the viewpoint Portas do Sol (beautiful at sunset). It was founded in 1147, as a tribute to the victory over the Moors and its church was built between 1582 and 1627. The monastery and the church of "Saint-Vincent-hors-les-murs" were initially located outside the Fernandine wall that surrounded the town. They are now an integral part of the city. The monumental church is impressive by the opulence of its interior decoration: wrought iron grills, floors in precious Brazilian wood, canopy as discreet as that of Saint Peter's in Rome. It's almost too much, the uneasiness... quickly follows the wonder. All this opulence for a place of worship, who would have thought! The cloister of the church is decorated with beautiful azulejos from the 18th century. They illustrate the fall of Lisbon at the hands of the Moors and, more curiously, La Fontaine's fables... (funny comparison). The old refectory has been transformed into a mausoleum housing the tombs of the Bragança dynasty, which ruled Portugal from 1640 to 1908. By taking the stairs of the tower, it is possible to reach a large terrace on the roof of the church from where the view extends in a panoramic way on the Alfama. What a great show! The church and cloister are not open for visits on Mondays. There is also a museum.

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Church 8am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday from 8am to 12pm. Cloister 10am to 6pm, admission: 5 €.

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Members' reviews on IGREJA AND MOSTEIRO SÃO VICENTE DE FORA

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fute_202188
4/5
Visited in june 2019
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Un incontournable de Lisbonne
Je suis tombée sous le charme de ce monument dont on aperçoit la magnifique coupole où que l'on soit en centre ville. Une visite hors du temps, on se laisse porter par l'architecture et les magnifiques décors.
Pan Pan
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Visited in june 2019
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a voir surtout pour le tombeau des membres de la dynastie des Bragance (dont ceux des deux derniers rois, Dom Carlos I et Dom Manuel II et celui de la reine Amélie, francaise d'origine).

Une belle exposition des fables de la Fontaine en azulejos.
Lapinette1992
5/5
Visited in june 2019
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Saint Vincent de Fora est le tombeau des Bragance... mais on y trouve également, pour la petite histoire, une large collection d'Azulejos sur le thème des fables de La Fontaine.
steph.fe
4/5
Visited in november 2017
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Tres belle eglise dans le calme et le repos
Azulejos représentant les fables de la fontaine
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Tres belle vue depuis la terrasse
cat66
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Visited in may 2017
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Mérite le détour...pour son architecture, ses azulejos (et les fables de la fontaine) mais aussi pour le toit terrasse où il fait bon se poser au soleil, en admirant la ville ou l'ombre du patio d'accueil
olivierjohanson
5/5
Visited in march 2017
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De la tour de cette magnifique église, on peut avoir une très belle vue.
La décoration est très chargée, c'est spécial mais à faire.
Adélie53
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Visited in march 2017
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Quel bel endroit! Ses azuleijos sont remarquables, et la vue depuis le toit est superbe. A ne pas manquer.
Et le patio d'accueil avec ses fleurs odorantes est à ravir...
Jippy01
5/5
Visited in november 2016
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C'est sans aucun doute un monument à ne pas rater avec sa citerne d'eau, ses deux cloitres, ses murs couverts d'azulejos, et les nombreuses salles richement décorées qui servent de musée. Depuis sa terrasse la vue est magnifique.
mc974
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Visited in may 2016
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Le monument de Lisbonne où j'ai passé le plus de temps et où j'ai pris le plus de plaisir à déambuler dans les cloîtres, les pièces chargées d'Histoire et sur le toit. En sous-sol la citerne de récupération des eaux de pluie est à voir.

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