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Beautiful Monastery

The building itself is a beautiful one, but unfortunately the square in front of it is one of the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Pedro J
One of the high points of a trip to Setubal

The convent itself is not accessible to visitors, but you have good views from various perspective... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
PANC J
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This attraction is closed for renovation (Feb 2018)
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Rua Acacio Barradas 2, Setubal 2900-197, Portugal
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+351 265 520 964
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Take the lift from the main street to access the remains of the convent which is worth a quick visit. There are exhibitions housed at the rear, which are interesting.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Last saturday I've visit the monastery with some friends and I wasn't impressed. The monastery is located near Setubal city center...and the building is so badly done they transformed the front in a skaters playground without any plants or flowers . Inside stil same disaster...simple...More

2  Thank Miguel S
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Since I live in Setubal, I have visited this church often. Sometimes, while passing by, I just like to go inside and sit. It feels sacred but also has a unique archaeological history. The Arrabida stone is like nothing else. I'd rather be here than...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful 15th century church. I find it minimalist compared to the rest of the church in Setubal. It’s beautiful granite spiral pillars and azulejos made it very unique. There were some restorations in the facade and it’s still beautiful!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Unique place, interesting architecture. The museum was small but interesting, unfortunately the rest of the building was not accessible due to a renovation or some sort of building work. It was a shame.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit in Setubal. So much to see and take with a blend of art and a very rich cultural experience. This place takes you back in time and for the small fee you pay to experience this much , it's definitely...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The building itself is a beautiful one, but unfortunately the square in front of it is one of the best examples of ugly uninspired pieces of modern design (only good for skaters...). It just doesn't go with the monastery at all and nobody really understands...More

Thank Pedro J
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This lovely church is a fine example of the use of the unique Arrabida stone. It has a quiet beauty and well worth visiting.

Thank ELN53
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been to a number of wonderful attractions in Lisboa and Belem, Portugal. The Monastery of Jeronimos (including both the convent and the Church was the best of the lot in our opinion. The architecture is magnificent and the size almost overwhelming. Most impressive...More

Thank kenbardach
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Last saturday I've visit the monastery with some friends and I wasn't impressed. The monastery is located near Setubal city center...and the building is so badly done they transformed the front in a skaters playground without any plants or flowers . Inside stil same disaster...simple...More

2  Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had the privilege to attend a concert as part of Setubal Music Festival in May 2016 it blew me away and the person sitting next to me was in tears it was so moving. Take time on your visit to go inside the columns...More

Thank Lucy O
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The convent itself is not accessible to visitors, but you have good views from various perspective through windows and doors. The attached church was not open during our visit in May, 2016, but should open in a couple of weeks. The small museum of painting...More

1  Thank PANC J
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