Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora
Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Attractions, Historic Sites, Museums, Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Tours and Excursions
Designed by noted Italian architect Filippo Terzi and completed in 1627, the church and monastery of São Vicente de Fora is sited in Alfama, its twin bell towers and Italian Renaissance style facade... Read More
Designed by noted Italian architect Filippo Terzi and completed in 1627, the church and monastery of São Vicente de Fora is sited in Alfama, its twin bell towers and Italian Renaissance style facade a city landmark. Visited for its majestic interior where an impressive Baroque canopy looms over the altar, the sixteenth-century architectural features in the adjoining former Augustinian monastery are of equal allure, including a cistern and remnants of the cloisters. However, its the 18th-century azulejo (tile) panels that are the star attraction. The old refectory is now the Bragança Pantheon in which every Portuguese king and queen, excluding Maria I and Pedro IV is interned. Sacred art is exhibited in the Museu do Patriarcado.
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora is just a short walk from the Santa Engrácia. Visit on a Saturday and you can also take in the Feira da Ladra."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The monarchs interned at Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora include Carlos I and his son Luís Felipe, whose assinations heralded the Portuguese Republic.