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Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas

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One of the great Portuguese monasteries

A shame to see such an important part of the Portuguese heritage fall into desrepair like this... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
TiagoJGB
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Trip to the North of Portugal.

Arrived in Salzedas the church who in reality is a “Monastery” of medieval origin containing... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
hans-jaguar
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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6 Jan 2019
“One of the great Portuguese monasteries”
16 Sep 2016
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The male Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas was founded in 1156 and its construction started in 1168. It was in the late 16th century and during the 17th century that the monastery has the first great renovation works. The medieval...more
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Praca Antonio P Sousa | Salzedas, Tarouca 3610-073, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

A shame to see such an important part of the Portuguese heritage fall into desrepair like this... fortunately conservation works are under way and hopefully the monastery will be back to its former glory in no time. Worth a visit mostly for the sacristy, church...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful exterior of the monastery church and interesting museum on the village square. 3 euros to see the cloisters ok but audio visual not working and apparently only in Portuguese.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Arrived in Salzedas the church who in reality is a “Monastery” of medieval origin containing church, sacristy, cloisters and parochial residence, worthwhile to see. It is already starting with the front door who is special, and when entering on the inside, you normally would expect...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 30 June 2014

A beautiful and old monastery church flanked by a refurbished hall where a small exhibition takes place. If you are interested in the life of Saint Bernard and the French Cistercian order this is for you. It might not be a must do but it...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank trippyraff
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