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Monastery of Jesus of Setubal

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Address: R. Acacio Barradas, 2, Setubal 2900-499, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 265 520 964
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One of the high points of a trip to Setubal

The convent itself is not accessible to visitors, but you have good views from various perspective through windows and doors. The attached church was not open during our visit in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 May 2016
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Lima, Peru
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This lovely church is a fine example of the use of the unique Arrabida stone. It has a quiet beauty and well worth visiting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Last saturday I've visit the monastery with some friends and I wasn't impressed. The monastery is located near Setubal city center...and the building is so badly done they transformed the front in a skaters playground without any plants or flowers . Inside stil same disaster...simple and really boring. Having said that do I recommend spend time visit this building...? Absolutely... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had the privilege to attend a concert as part of Setubal Music Festival in May 2016 it blew me away and the person sitting next to me was in tears it was so moving. Take time on your visit to go inside the columns are like nothing you've ever seen before and are carved from stone mined locally which... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The convent itself is not accessible to visitors, but you have good views from various perspective through windows and doors. The attached church was not open during our visit in May, 2016, but should open in a couple of weeks. The small museum of painting and artifacts upstairs is a wonderful little treat and makes the visit worthwhile. Two pieces... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Is the Church of the old convent of Jesus of Setubal, is a church build in the Gothic style and situated in Setubal, and is being considered one of the first examples of the Manuelito style, we have to admit that almost all the churches are only open to public on certain times, this due to avoid robbery of pieces... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Cloisters inaccessible, this museum is small, some interesting pieces but, as a whole, a little bit disappointing. By the way, the audioguide is useless. No real useful explanation about the showings! Wait till the restoration work is over!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We went here on the 14th July and found out that it had it just been opened to the public on the 20th June! Excellent museum with artifact explanations in English and the adjoining church is exquisite. Well worth an hour or so to visit.

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Thank splashman50
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Newly renovated monastery with veridic ceiling from XVIII century and masonry back from XVI century. A small art gallery inside. notorious since it is the very first manueline building, If going on sunday the church is open only until midday ! P.S. The cloister area is still kind of close for walking but you can have an eye on it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Impressive architecture and workmanship. Worth a look if you are wandering around Setubal. Neighbouring streets have many quaint cafes, all in all made part of an enjoyable day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Amazing workmanship, a must see while in Setubal It's been renovated and the area is beautiful, if you have teens they will love the skate ramo in front of it.

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