Guided Visit to the Santos-o-Novo Convent Cloister

Array May

15:00

Conducted by: Pedro Rocha (May 18) e Ricardo Máximo (May 19)
Location: Santos-o-Novo Convent Cloister

For all ages
Capacity: 30 people
Duration: 90 minutes

Registration not required. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.

The word “jardim” (“garden” in Portuguese) has its roots in the German word meaning “enclosed”.

Santos-o-Novo Convent is located close to the river in the neighbourhood of Santa Apolónia. Construction began in 1609 during the reign of Filipe II of Portugal, under the direction of D. Cristóvão de Moura, the king’s viceroy and favourite. Sheltered unexpectedly within the building’s imposing rectilinear structure we find the church, richly decorated with gilded carvings and baroque azulejo tiles, and the cloister, the largest in terms of covered area in the Iberian Peninsular.

Discover and walk through the garden of this beautiful cloister, with its geometrically sculpted box hedges and fragrant roses.