This 17th-century Mannerist church boasts a splendorous Baroque altarpiece and nice wall and ceiling decorations. It is one of the most important monasteries in Portugal and it served as a burial site of the Braganza monarchs. Their tombs are now housed in Braganza Pantheon, which is part of the complex. If you climb up to the towers, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Alfama district.
Wondering about the name? São Vicente de Fora actually means St. Vincent Outside the Walls. It reflects the location of the monastery, as it was built outside historical city walls.
The nearest metro station is Santa Apolónia.
Closed on the 1st of January, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 1 st of May and Christmas Day.
Students, Seniors 65+ yrs: €2.50
Children under 12 yrs: Free
Official Website http://www.patriarcado-lisboa.pt/site/index.php?cont_=47&tem=356
Phone +351 218885652
Address Largo de São Vicente, 1100 Lisbon, Portugal
Coordinates 38°42'52.945" N -9°7'38.944" E