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Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar

Largo de Aviz, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-329, Portugal
+351 22 379 5385
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Largo de Aviz, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-329, Portugal
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"circular church"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"portuguese army"
in 2 reviews
"great panoramic view"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful monastery"
in 2 reviews
"military base"
in 2 reviews
"limited access"
in 2 reviews
"the river"
in 15 reviews
"ponte luis i"
in 2 reviews
"northern portugal"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"cable car"
in 5 reviews
"cloisters"
in 16 reviews
"dome"
in 3 reviews
"barracks"
in 3 reviews
"viewpoint"
in 5 reviews
"hill"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank hilaryb53317
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank AnonymousAnonymous11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Pick a underground or just walk. You will delighted about this fabolous trip where you can have a magnificent panorama view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up the hill to see a panoramic view of the town. So beautiful. If your not up for the walk I saw a tuk tuk go up the hill. Great photo spot.

1  Thank KHRJ16
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unless you are desperately keen to see a circular cloister I wouldn't bother paying to go in here. There is a video to watch about Porto but the sound quality is so poor that it's hard to hear the dialogue. We didn't pay to go...More

Thank ReadySteadyG0
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The monastery offers an amazing view on Porto and the Douro- you have to climb there first though ;). The church couldn't be visited before hours and no guided tour was proposed to us so we went for the 2€ visit that shows...well pretty much...More

1  Thank Marie T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The best in Porto for views of the sunset, There is a calmness around this place which is beautiful. There is a train station next to the monastery which is quite nice. The garden next to the train station is also pretty. You can walk...More

1  Thank PurPar
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

A monastery from the 1600s , used by Wellington as a military headquarters and still in the hands of the Portuguese Army this is an imposing site. There are 40 minute guided tours , however we went for the view , for the chance to...More

1  Thank yandinazetland
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The Serra do Pilar is a former monastery, now a 17th century bare church standing over the Douro River. The church is a World Heritage by UNESCO. Did not go inside since you are required to do the tour to enter. But you can enjoy...More

Thank Russ L
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Architecturally this building is unique as it is circular in shape. Tucked away up a little Lane we would never have found it but for the fact that we were on a scooter tour and out guide was able to reach it with ease on...More

Thank Kolletjie
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