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We went to see the monastery very early one morning. By the time we arrived, the wait was well over two hours. Saw the attached church, which was nice. Be ready for a long wait if you want to see the monastery.
We had to wait for 1 hours with the kids to see the cloister which is nice but there is not muche more to see. The price is too high for what it is. It can be over in 20 minutes. If you have some...More
We visited this monastery after seeing many others throughout Portugal and honestly we were a bit disappointed. Batahla was by far much more intricate and stunning. Certainly if this is the only one you get to see in Portugal, then it is worth the queues...More
The monastaty is beautiful, but the lines can be daunting. Here is what we figured out. Large tour buses drop off in front of the monastary and so the entrance queue can be very long and a bit confusing. First, you do not need to...More
walked a few hundred feet to the left of the crazy long line (1.5 hours wait at minimum), straight up to the museum counter and got tickets. Don’t put yourself through that wait! the cloister was interesting and made for great pictures but was not...More
We waited in line before it first opened. Even though we were not far back in line, it still took a long time to get in. Limited amount to see inside (only a small part is available to visit) and the displays inside are mediocre...More
If you think the church of the monastery is wonderful (which it is) then you will love the cloister as well. It is highly ornate, beautiful coloured stone intricately carved and when the sun is shining reflecting the soft light into the depths of the...More
Response from Redlichkeit | Reviewed this property |
Well, if it's still useful to you, you can easily get to Belém from downtown Lisbon by taking the train at Cais do Sodré (metro/train stop) towards Cascais. That's cheap and fast. Or you can take a taxi.
Notice that the Church is open free to general public so maybe the visiting hours are longer but for the monastery cloisterthe timetable es as follows onthe monument webpage... More
Notice that the Church is open free to general public so maybe the visiting hours are longer but for the monastery cloisterthe timetable es as follows onthe monument webpage _>
October to May
From 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (last admission at 5.00 p.m.)
May to September
From 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (last admission at 6.00 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December
Enjoy your visit anddon't forget that if planning to visit some payng monuments and using public transportation the Lisbon card can be very interesting