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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited several port cellars and were ready to head back to the north side of the Douro River. We saw the Mosteiro up on the hill and decided to hike up the hill to see what was there. We arrived to late to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We got here with the Tuk-tuk Tour and it is really a lovely place to see Porto. Do not forget you camera! The monastery was disolved in 1834 and later used by the military which still uses it as base. You can access the (round!)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Plino
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great and wonderful piece of engineering which makes for a lovely bridge. It is a practical bridge which, in its setting, is an iconic structure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful building The architecture is remarkable It is a photogenic site I think best photographed at night

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My wife and I were drawn to this building after spotting it whilst up at the Serra do Pilar Viewpoint, and after we had spent a while admiring the views we paid a visit to the Monastery before continuing down to Jardim do Morro gardens....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Mainly at night with the lights it looks magnifiecent to cross the upper level of the bridge from Porto to the other side and view this huge building/

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meir D
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We went there on Sun, September 23 planning to go inside since they are closed on Mondays only to find all doors closed without any notice. Well at least the view was nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is another magnificent viewpoint that is worth visiting included on a walk crossing the bridge from the Ribeira do Porto. Better in sunny days or warm weather, If one have time, must enjoy to visit and tast Porto wine, in several Caves do Vinho...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MagicN
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This seems like an ancient building of 'work in progress' in terms of making it visitor-friendly. Not a lot of information. No guide ( person, audio, or paper ) available. The church was closed on our visit so really only the cloisters to see -...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hilaryb53317
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The views from the Dome terrace are nice, but the guide of the mandatory guided visit was rude and completely disinterested in the patrimony she was supposed to promote... She was as unpleasant as the reception agent, who made us feel most unwelcome. Dismal atmosphere,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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