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Monastery of Jesus of Setubal

Rua Acacio Barradas 2, Setubal 2900-197, Portugal
+351 265 520 964
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Beautiful and minimalist church

This is a very beautiful 15th century church. I find it minimalist compared to the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
via mobile
Very interesting building

Unique place, interesting architecture. The museum was small but interesting, unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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“restoration” (3 reviews)
“art” (4 reviews)
“azulejos” (3 reviews)
Rua Acacio Barradas 2, Setubal 2900-197, Portugal
+351 265 520 964
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful 15th century church. I find it minimalist compared to the rest of the church in Setubal. It’s beautiful granite spiral pillars and azulejos made it very unique. There were some restorations in the facade and it’s still beautiful!

Thank Caballero28
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Unique place, interesting architecture. The museum was small but interesting, unfortunately the rest of the building was not accessible due to a renovation or some sort of building work. It was a shame.

Thank hanna737
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit in Setubal. So much to see and take with a blend of art and a very rich cultural experience. This place takes you back in time and for the small fee you pay to experience this much , it's definitely...More

Thank Tiaan R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The building itself is a beautiful one, but unfortunately the square in front of it is one of the best examples of ugly uninspired pieces of modern design (only good for skaters...). It just doesn't go with the monastery at all and nobody really understands...More

Thank Pedro J
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.

Thank ELN53
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have been to a number of wonderful attractions in Lisboa and Belem, Portugal. The Monastery of Jeronimos (including both the convent and the Church was the best of the lot in our opinion. The architecture is magnificent and the size almost overwhelming. Most impressive...More

Thank kenbardach
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...More

2  Thank Miguel S
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...More

Thank Lucy O
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...More

1  Thank Llywinda
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You will find this Church in the city centre on the “Praça Miguel Bombarda”, the Convent and the Church are representing the historical Portuguese architecture and this was the beginning of the Manuelito style, they started the building of this monument in 1940 and was...More

1  Thank Amazon122s
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