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Why São Vicente da Fora monastery in Lisbon is worth visiting

Why São Vicente da Fora monastery in Lisbon is worth visiting

I only went to São Vicente da Fora monastery because I’d heard it had a good viewpoint.

“It’s the best view of Lisbon,” promised the man on reception, “But before the view, there is all this to see,” he said, waving his hand towards a faded poster showing the highlights of the museum.

At this point, I was still only really interested in the view but set off with an open mind to explore the monastery.

The first thing to impress me was the grande baroque style entrance hall, still doing its job after hundreds of years.

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