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Igreja do antigo Convento das Freiras de Sao Domingos

Beco das Freiras, Elvas 7350-101, Portugal
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quite charming

this quaint church decorated in tiles may well have seen better days but to me that just adds to... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
alittletoolate
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
The church itself is not too impressive, but the views from the tower are

This church is not as well-kept and preserved as many others in Portugal. It just seems old and... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Chileice
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London, ON
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28 Jan 2018
“quite charming”
14 Dec 2017
“The church itself is not too impressive, but the views from the tower are”
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Beco das Freiras, Elvas 7350-101, Portugal
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

this quaint church decorated in tiles may well have seen better days but to me that just adds to it's charm and if you don't mind climbing up some stairs to a small viewing platform that felt very private to me you'll be rewarded with...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This church is not as well-kept and preserved as many others in Portugal. It just seems old and tired. Nevertheless, the views from the tower are very pretty and worth the climb to see. A very friendly docent gave us lots of information about the...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This tiny chapel, with the internal octagonal walls covered in beautiful tile work, offers you an option to climb to its top, where you'll have nice views from citadel. Very nice!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This octagonal church used to be part of a Dominican convent. It's structure is typical of Templar architecture (like the church in Tomar). The walls are covered in beautiful 17th century tiles. You can climb around 50 steps to reach a viewpoint offering magnificent views...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was the chapel of the female order of Dominicas, it was constructed 1543-1557. It is octagonal and covered in tiles dating from 1669 and the gold relief worthy is noteworthy. The associated convent was closed in 1834 when religious orders were abolished and the...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very small chapel and easy to miss. Interesting, small and in some areas in need of repair but still with a visit.

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

One room, tiles everywhere, an odd shape and good for a quick peek. Nothing to travel exclusively for to see, but a nice stop on the way to other sights in the area. Free city maps provided inside (at least as long as they are...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

By leaving the Cathedral turn left and go uphill for about 150 meters, here you will see the very small “Igreja das Domenicas” who was an ancient feminine Convent of the Dominican Order established in 1528. The construction of Church we can observe nowadays started...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

This lovely little Church is covered in beautiful tiles inside the walls and ceiling, and has ornate displays. It is worth stopping in for a short visit.

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