Monastery of Santa Cruz

Interesting
Built in the 16C on the site of a 12C convent, this monastery is preceded by an imposing Renaissance portal by Nicolas Chanterene and Diogo de Castilho (1520). The church has a Manueline ceiling and walls decorated with azulejos representing the life of St Augustine. Note the masterfully-carved Renaissance pulpit by Nicolas Chanterne, and the fine gilded and carved wood stalls in the gallery. The pure and simple cloister of silence is Manueline in style.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Praça 8 de Maio

Opening hours

[Mon-Fri 9am‑5pm, Sat 9am-noon, 2pm-5pm, Sun 4pm-5.30pm]

Nearby tourist attractions

Santa Casa Misericordia Museum
Santa Casa Misericordia Museum
Inaugurated in the year 2000 to mark 500
90 minutes
Torre Anto
Torre Anto
This tower of the medieval surrounding
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Paço Sub-Ripas
Paço Sub-Ripas
This is a Manueline style townhouse,
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São Tiago Church
São Tiago Church
This small Romanesque church looks onto
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Porta Almedina
Porta Almedina
This town's port, which has an Arabic
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Sé Velha
Sé Velha
King Afonso Henriques decided to build
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Paço Sub-Ripas
Paço Sub-Ripas
This is a Manueline style townhouse,
15 minutes
São Tiago Church
São Tiago Church
This small Romanesque church looks onto
15 minutes
Porta Almedina
Porta Almedina
This town's port, which has an Arabic
30 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Santa Casa Misericordia Museum
Santa Casa Misericordia Museum
Inaugurated in the year 2000 to mark 500
90 minutes
Torre Anto
Torre Anto
This tower of the medieval surrounding
30 minutes
São Tiago Church
São Tiago Church
This small Romanesque church looks onto
15 minutes
See all