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  • Round church - Convento de Cristo - Tomar

    This former Knights Templar stronghold dates back to the 12th century. During the 15th and 16th centuries the monastery benefited from several Manueline additions including cloisters and the stunning chapterhouse window.

  • Mosteiro de São Martinho de Tibães - Claustro do Cemitério

    The ‘mother house' for the Benedictine order of monks in both Portugal and Brazil, the Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães was founded in around 1060. By the 1500s the original monastery buildings had fallen into disrepair. Its monks therefore...

  • Santa Clara Monastery - Vila do Conde

    Perhaps the grandest structure to adorn the hills around Vila do Conde, the Convento de Santa Clara consists of a complex of structures which include the original fourteenth-century church, modern convent, and the...

    Vila do Conde
  • Viseu Cathedral Cloisters

    Built largely in the 13th century this fine Romanesque / Gothic cathedral is Viseu's most important historic monument

  • Igreja do Bom Jesus da Cruz

    Built in 1704 on the site of the miraculous apparition of a cross. The small, domed church is octagonal and built in a granite/whitewash style common to the north of Portugal. Like many churches in Portugal, the relative plainness of the exterior...

  • Alcobaca Monastery

    The monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça is another UNESCO World Heritage site. This medieval monastery was the first to be built in the Gothic style in Portugal. Consists of many later additions and a a real insight into monastic life at the...

  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Pópulo - Caldas da Rainha

    The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Pópulo, also referred to as the Igreja Matriz das Caldas da Rainha is a quirky little church adjoined to the thermal spa. Indeed it was built as the private chapel for the spa in 1500. The style is mainly Gothic...

    Caldas da Rainha
  • Igreja de Santo António de Lisboa

    Saint Anthony is Lisbon’s main patron saint and this church, dedicated to his memory is thought to have been built on the exact spot where he was born in 1195.

    The church, which is found between the Baixa...

  • Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) - Faro

    Without doubt the most macabre of Faro's many attractions is the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of the Bones), a minuscule ossuary chapel lovingly decorated with the bones and skulls of over 1000 human skeletons. The chapel forms part...

    Churches Unusual
  • Igreja de Sao Pedro - Peniche

    The largest church in Peniche, the Igreja de São Pedro (Church of Saint Peter) sits at the heart of the historic town centre. It dates back to the late 1500s, a similar period to the fortress home of the...