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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 3 weeks ago
Jo D
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Leuven, Belgium
Favourite spot

A 15 minutes walk up hill from the main square the route is pretty well marked. Although it says... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lesterbeach
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Monchique, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jo D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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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

Thank Arini16
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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

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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

Thank Grahamballivor
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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.

Thank GoranWembley
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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

1  Thank Bob C
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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

Thank TeresaBr
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

When we eventually found it, and it took some doing, we were not sure we were at the right place. We actually found it after we had given up. Look for the Convento signs. There is a little hike up to the ruins and when...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Monchique is a steep little village and the walk up from the town's unprepossessing square does take you through the most interesting and picturesque parts. The final section of the walk to the convent runs through quite pleasant woodlands and there are good views out...More

1  Thank MarkW55
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