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Fascinating ruin

Yep, you will have to climb a while (you can see the convent from the centre of Monchique, so you... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Jo D
Leuven, Belgium
Not an easy walk but good view over Monchique

We walked up following the signs for convento it could be a strenuous walk if your not fit bring so... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
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All reviews no charge well worth the visit the main square ruins wood signs hike path azulejos trees
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the convent or tried to. It was very hard to find and the streets are very tight to drive around, but by far the worst part of our visit was when we eventually found the entrance to the convent, parked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Mags L
Reviewed 20 May 2018

It's hard to describe. In the town you will find signs leading to this place but when you get there you will see a ruin. Some people live there, we were afraid at the beginning but they were nice. You will find some azulejos left...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank patrycja_n87
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Yep, you will have to climb a while (you can see the convent from the centre of Monchique, so you have an indication of the height), and even search a bit to find the right direction, but it's certainly worth it. When arrived at the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jo D
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A 15 minutes walk up hill from the main square the route is pretty well marked. Although it says private if the resident is there he will let you in- I usually leave a few coins for him. Quite beautiful in its ruins. This is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We visited this place without really knowing what to expect. We wandered through narrow alleys of Monchic and followed the Convento-signs. And finally after all houses the alley changed into path through cork tree wood. The trees were old and directly from story "A tale...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This place is signposted as Convento from the town and is quite a steep walk over a rough path for the last part of the walk. As we walked along a strange man with a guitar jumped down from the wooded hillside and muttered to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank WinnieacreZZ
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We walked up following the signs for convento it could be a strenuous walk if your not fit bring so water. There are some quite steep sections. It basically an old convent thats being over taken by a farm. It says privato on a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The monastery is not too exciting, but it was a nice stroll through Monchique, hike uphill then admire views from the top.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It's about a 20 minute fairly steep uphill walk from Monchique square from where I believe it is signposted. We just followed our noses up through the little streets and alleys which was lovely until we stumbled upon a sign on the main route. Only...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Hadn't heard of the convent before but saw the signs and was intrigued. The guy who seems to squat there beckoned me in and showed me around - a derelict building but reminiscent of The English Patient. Well worth a visit if you like old...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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